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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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Reviewed 23 August 2017

A Wonderful Botanic Garden located above the UC Berkeley campus. There is a redwood grove that is part of the garden, entrance across the street. You need a code (on your ticket) to enter.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Came here during the day after we dropped our Freshman son to UC Berkeley orientation. Loved the cactus section and the smell of California Bay trees. My 6-year old was our group "professor" and enjoyed teaching us the different plant types and exploring the grounds....More

Thank BlessedTravels77
Reviewed 16 August 2017

As a UC Berkeley grad student, this is one of my favorite places to visit, and one of the first places I recommend to any visitors. This botanical garden has a lovely variety of plants from around the world, which are all well-kept. I've been...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I had a few hours free on a recent trip to Berkeley and took myself to this well maintained, excellently signed and designed garden. When I purchased my ticket I picked up a self guided tour which took me about 1-1/2 hours to complete. It...More

1  Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I've been coming to the area for years and had never stopped here. Had some time to kill and they accepted my ROAM card. It is a pleasant place to walk around and spend a few hours

Thank eab405
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Wasn't expecting much, but found a fantastic Garden. Plants grouped by country of origin. THere is a redwood grove, Chinese herbal garden, herb garden, world food garden, a large variety of cacti and succulents. Did not have enough time to take it all in. We...More

Thank manders2016
Reviewed 8 August 2017

No shortage of plants to see, and if you can visit during different seasons, you get a good sense of what horticulturists and botanists have to work with. We enjoy the "Chinese" medicinal/herbal area, the multiple desert/arid sections, the rose garden, bamboo area and the...More

Thank multiday_trips
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Outdoor botanical garden integrates species from around the world into a seemingly natural ecology. Don't think you would rather "see this" than "see that" because all is a wonder and revelation. Enjoy your walk!

1  Thank DrSGPrice
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lots of gardening ideas as well as peaceful places to sit and contemplate the beauty of nature. Easy walking and friendly staff.

Thank SilverStar-7
Reviewed 9 July 2017

this place is awesome. definitely visit. there is a 5p.m. visit time if you only have 2 hrs available. so many plants to view; so many trees, too. amazing lay-out. fantastic variety to experience. great spot for walking in the hills above the city. just...More

Thank Tony V
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Laila C
17 February 2017|
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Response from SanseiSenior | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2 hours.
Aimee Y
30 September 2016|
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Ann C
28 July 2016|
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Response from FamilyTravellerMI | Reviewed this property |
I am a member of our local Botanical Gardens and was able to use that membership to enter for free.