- Author: Betty Victor
A few getaway days found us in Fort Bragg. Our first destination was the Mendocino Botanical Gardens. This garden is on 47 acres that has a forest of coastal pines, some wetlands and as you walk on the path that takes you to the ocean you can hear the waves.
The garden is home to huge rhododendrons some are native to the area, and they grow wild, usually the purple ones. It is also home to some of the largest camellias trees that I have ever seen. They must be very old from the sizes of their trunks. It has almost every type of garden you can think of some are very manicured, some look natural with the native flowers of Mendocino County. The woodland garden was one of my favorites. It was hard to choose since all the gardens are beautiful. There is a dahlia garden but unfortunately, we did not have time to walk the path to the ocean to see that, so it will be saved for our next trip.
If you have not been to the Mendocino coast and these gardens it worth the trip.