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Mendocino Botantical Garden Logo Located 2 miles south of Fort Bragg, California

Open daily all year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas,
   and the Saturday following Labor Day in September


Visit our website at: www.gardenbythesea.org
The only public garden in the continental US that sits directly on the Pacific Ocean, The garden offers everything from colorful displays to thunderous waves. The mild maritime climate along the coast makes it a garden for all seasons, attracting gardeners and nature lovers alike. Manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, fern-covered canyons, diverse plant collections, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean are among the many attractions.

The garden is known for its tender species rhododendrons that produce some of the most fragrant blossoms of the year. Native to the cloud forests of Southeast Asia and the Himalayas, these gems are restricted to a narrow band along the northern coast in the where they thrive in the foggy, coastal climate.

"A Passion for Rhododendrons" DVD A Passion for Rhododendrons DVD
Filmed at Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden and other coastal gardens, filmmakers Laurie York and Carmen Goodyear have created a beautiful film surrounding the passion, characters, history and magic of rhododendrons.  This DVD beautifully illustrates the broad diversity of rhododendrons as both hybrids and species.

Viewers will meet renowned gardeners who have devoted their lives to cultivating and hybridizing these remarkable plants and will learn secrets from these experts for producing award-winning blooms.

For more information and to purchase the DVD visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden website.

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Executive Director: P.O. Box 525,  Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Ph: 416-424-1942   Fax: 905-262-1999   E-Mail: lauragrant@arsoffice.org
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