Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beautiful Rhododendrons at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

After visiting the Mendocino coast for many years, we finally visited the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens this past weekend.  We were rewarded with a magnificent display of rhododendrons at the height of their glory.

The Botanical Gardens consists of 47 acres of cultivated flowers as well as native landscape that overlooks the Pacific.  While the rhododendrons were the stars of the weekend, other beautiful flowers were in bloom.

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is open daily; except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Saturday after Labor Day; from 9:00 until 5:00 from March through October and until 4:00 from November through February.  Plan on spending between one and two hours wandering through gardens; longer if you want to participate in one of the guided walks.

If you would like to take a private tour from San Francisco to Mendocino that includes the Botanical Gardens and other sights, please contact Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel at (866) 326-4237 (toll free) or Rick@BlueHeronTours.com

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