Berkeley Botanical Garden

Berkeley Botanical Garden

The University of California Botanical Garden is a 34-acre (13.7 ha) botanical garden located on the University of California, Berkeley campus, in Strawberry Canyon. The Garden is in the Berkeley Hills, inside the city boundary of Oakland, with views overlooking the San Francisco Bay. It is one of the most diverse plant collections in the United States, and famous for its large number of rare and endangered species.
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Berkeley Botanical Garden

The Garden was established in 1890 on the University’s central campus. It was moved to its present location in the Berkeley Hills above the main campus under the directorship of Thomas Harper Goodspeed. Its present location is also less than a mile down the road from the Lawrence Hall of Science, another renowned Berkeley Hills attraction. The Garden’s layout in Strawberry Canyon was designed by Goodspeed and fellow Berkeley professor and landscape architect, John William Gregg.
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Berkeley Botanical Garden

Welcome to the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. Find out what is in bloom now, with our Seasonal Guide. Learn more about the Botanic Garden. Become a friend of the garden. Find out about our events and classes. Visit the garden! The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a naturally beautiful and tranquil living museum of California native plants. Located within Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, California, this enchanting 10-acre garden is a sanctuary for many of the state’s rare and endangered plants and a place for visitors to wander among trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses from plant communities throughout the state. Classes and Field Trips April to November 2017Choose from a selection of classes on plant id, unique Bay Area plants, botanical art, native gardening and creatures that live in our garden.Read more »  Follow us:
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Berkeley Botanical Garden

The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a naturally beautiful and tranquil living museum of California native plants. Located within Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, California, this enchanting 10-acre garden is a sanctuary for many of the state’s rare and endangered plants and a place for visitors to wander among trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses from plant communities throughout the state. Classes and Field Trips April to November 2017Choose from a selection of classes on plant id, unique Bay Area plants, botanical art, native gardening and creatures that live in our garden.Read more »  Follow us:
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Berkeley Botanical Garden

The Regional Parks Botanic Garden was founded on January 1, 1940. Situated in Tilden Regional Park’s beautiful Wildcat Canyon in the heart of the north Berkeley Hills, the garden is devoted to the collection, growth, display, and preservation of the native plants of California. The state is a vast region of many floral areas, such as seacoast bluffs and coastal mountains, interior valleys, arid foothills, alpine zones, and two kinds of desert. California embraces nearly 160,000 square miles – imagine 160,000 square miles of California set in a garden that can be walked in a day.
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Berkeley Botanical Garden

Past Strawberry Canyon is the 34-acre Botanical Garden, which holds about 13,000 species of plants. The species are organized according to regions of the world, and the garden has a great collection of native Californian plants. Bring a picnic basket and some money for the bookstore and admission (closed the first Tuesday of each month and free on the first Thursday of each month). Be sure to check out the conservatory (for tropical plants) and the Chinese medicinal herb garden.The garden is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day of the year except the first Tuesday of each month, Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, December 31, January 1, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tours are also available on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Berkeley Botanical Garden

Edith B Hercules, California 2 reviews 1 helpful vote “Botanical Gardens: a beautiful wedding venue” Reviewed March 13, 2017 This past summer I had the pleasure of attending a wedding at the Botanical Gardens. It was lovely and memorable. The Garden provided well marked parking spaces dedicated to those attending the wedding. It was an easy walk to the amphitheater. The redwood forest provided dappled shade for the wedding. Helpful? Thank Edith B Report
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Berkeley Botanical Garden

Kerry B Laguna Beach, California Level Contributor 27 reviews 8 attraction reviews 15 helpful votes “Beautiful location.” Reviewed February 27, 2017 Less than a 30 minute walk up the hill behind the stadium is this amazing Botanical Garden. Take a few hours to visit. Follow the paths and explore the gardens, turn around and see the bay and the Golden Gate bridge. Very well maintained and amazing collection of plants from around the world. Definitely worth a visit. Helpful? Thank Kerry B Report
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“Beautiful location.” Reviewed February 27, 2017 Less than a 30 minute walk up the hill behind the stadium is this amazing Botanical Garden. Take a few hours to visit. Follow the paths and explore the gardens, turn around and see the bay and the Golden Gate bridge. Very well maintained and amazing collection of plants from around the world. Definitely worth a visit. Helpful? Thank Kerry B Report
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For the sake of clarity of display, the majority of the garden is divided into ten geographically-based sections. The sections are: Southern California (plants designated by sand-colored labels), Shasta-Klamath (green labels), Valley-Foothill (yellow labels), Santa Lucia (orange labels), Channel Islands (black labels), Sierran (blue labels), Redwood (red labels), Sea Bluff (brown labels), Pacific Rain Forest (green labels), and Franciscan (yellow labels). The Canyon (brown labels) section at the northernmost part of the garden, is not geographically based. Here, the plants are grouped according to their individual horticultural requirements.
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The Garden now contains more than 20,000 accessions, representing 324 plant families, 12,000 different species and subspecies, and 2,885 genera. Outdoor collections are in general arranged geographically, and nearly all specimens have been collected from the wild.
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— with a young grove of monkey puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana), an outstanding collection of Fuchsias, and several species of southern beech. The garden has one of the most complete selections of cultivars of Lapageria.