It was started by a botanist from San Francisco in the 1970's and is now maintained by a conservancy.
This is a small treasure that I did not expect to find on the Oregon coast. If you are in the vicinity it is definitely worth a visit. You can spend a quick 10 minutes to see what's new or a leisurely hour exploring every inch of the place.
This cat lives across the street. If you are in need of a cat fix while in the area.