If you are a flower photographer, gardener, or just love nature’s beauty, the Rhododendrons in bloom (now through June) at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (Highway 1 mile south of Fort Bragg) are a must-see.
According to the Garden’s website, “As of 2013, the MCBG collection includes over 125 species of rhododendrons and more than 190 cultivars, many of them developed by the region’s prolific, enthusiastic, and generous rhododendron growers. Over 1,000 Rhododendrons can be seen blooming throughout the Gardens from early spring until June.”
You also won’t want to miss the 39th Annual John Druecker Rhododendron Show May 7 and 8.
Since the gardens encompasses 47-acre from Highway 1 to the Pacific Ocean, you may want to loop out to the ocean for great views — and a little exercise.