Beer Gardens for Mom

It's that time of year … to thank Mom with beer! And don’t forget lots of flowers. Here are three botanical beauties, with nearby beer spots for relaxing afterwards. Cheers (and beers) to you, Mom!

Week: 05.04.2015
Regions: Northern CA

Blooms A-brewin'

Tilden Botanic Garden and Westbrae Biergarten

Tilden Botanic Garden
Got anything for Mom, yet? Go botanical. Nestled between idyllic meadows and woodlands, Botanic Garden in Tilden Regional Park is anything but garden variety—with a collection that has grown to include thousands of the state's native species and 10 acres of meandering streamside
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Garden by the Sea

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

As one of the most spectacular botanical gardens in the country, Fort Bragg's Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens makes a splash in more ways than its fabulous flora. Its 47 acres includes a stunning bluffside hiking trail overlooking the Pacific, where cliffs drop dramatically to
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Mom's the Word

Quarryhill Botanical Garden and Beers at Palooza

Tucked on the western slope of Sonoma Valley's Mayacamas Mountains, Quarryhill Botanical Garden flies under the radar as people zip right past it on their way to wineries. They're missing out on one of the world's finest Asian botanical gardens. Exotic shade trees, tranquil ponds
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