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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045
+1 510-643-2755
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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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200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045
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"carnivorous plants"
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"corpse flower"
in 5 reviews
"redwood forest"
in 7 reviews
"desert plants"
in 4 reviews
"central america"
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"medicinal herbs"
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"walking shoes"
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"plant life"
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"across the street"
in 19 reviews
"comfortable shoes"
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"native species"
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"california natives"
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"for sale"
in 10 reviews
"amazing collection"
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"couple of hours"
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"morning or afternoon"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the amazing variety of plants. Laid out by country. Needs many visits to take it all in. Parking can be a challenge. Likewise the terrain if you're not up for walking uphill. Gardens are fully accessible however.

Thank Dad Z
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a wonderful site, but I found the plantings to be a bit overgrown in places. The cactus/succulent area is nicely done. Tucked into the hills behind UCB, I would have like a bit better maintenance.

Thank Fathorsemama
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a really nice botanical garden located on a hillside above UC Berkely, with incredible views of San Francisco and the bay. Lots of beautiful plants and trees to look at spread out over a well designed piece of land. From UC Berkeley campus...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Beautiful botanic garden on the hill. Not crowded when I was there. Nice place for a stroll. They have corpse flower there so you might see it bloom if you are lucky. Parking lot is small and may take a little while to find parking...More

Thank Heguang Z
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I particularly liked the setting (up in the hills) and the redwood grove. There is a fantastic selection of plants, trees, shrubs and I was fascinated by all the cacti.

Thank Justbackandlovedit
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is a magical place. I went on a rainy day and didn't notice the rain. The tour guide was knowledgeable, providing all sorts of details about the geometrical shapes that we can find in plants (the tour was about that subject). The tour lasted...More

Thank Alicia A
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A great garden to wonder, explore, contemplate, and relax. There is also a little amphitheater among beautiful redwood trees, hosting music programs in the summer. Delightful.

Thank michaelehren
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I enjoy visiting the UC Botanical Gardens at Berkeley to see the plants from various regions. I also enjoy very much the occasional sales they have of plants - sometimes exotics that you can obtain as house plants.

Thank gfsmoot
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I have been going to the UC Botanical Garden for over 40 years. Located above the main UC campus below Grizzly Peak the Garden is divided into sections showcasing plants and trees from various parts of the California and the world. Strawberry Creek runs through...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We went on on an interesting and informative tour of these lovely gardens. The guide told us many interesting facts we would have not known if we had walked on our own.

Thank Robin22228
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ExplorerSB
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Response from manders2016 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in early August. It was the between -season....between flowering peak and fall colors. But it was still worthwhile to seel.
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Laila C
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I would allow at least 2 hours.
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