The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens effects superior plant selections and excellent design in display and demonstration gardens while protecting native plants and wildlife habitat in conservation areas. The Gardens is a treasured resource with exquisite gardens and important collections, restored natural environment, and a unique cultural history.
Known for its tender species Rhododendrons that produce some of the most fragrant blossoms of the year, the site also includes the Perennial Garden with bulbs, flowers and grasses blooming from spring to fall, and a collection of Heaths and Heathers. Species camellias, natural areas, and "a wonderfully weird forest of pines" leads to the breezy bluff of the coastal prairies and views of the Pacific Ocean. The Gardens has become a haven for bird watchers with the list of bird species now at more than 180.