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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
+1 510-643-2755
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Parking - across the street from the gardens. $1 per hr pre paid. I put in 2 hrs, however, could have stayed for 3. Entry Free was $7. Map available at the booth. Gardens are huge and beautiful. I managed to miss two large sections....More

Thank J20ELA111
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Lovely stretch of land chock full with very interesting plants from all parts of the world. It can get pretty hot here in the afternoons on sunny days. Really nice to stroll through, or just bring a book to read. You can also go to...More

Thank Tersa_1906
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The most amazing garden, both beautiful and educational. There are plants for sale, membership sales, and many membership events.As a member or visitor , it is a delightful place to relax, bring out of town guests or your family. As a member for many years,...More

Thank teralinda
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My wife is really into plants, so we spent several hours here. We walked around on our own for a couple of hours and enjoyed the wide variety of plants from around the worlld, however, other than the names and location there is not a...More

Thank grizz9
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Positioned on a hillside, the garden provides a varied botanical experience and vigorous exercise! Cute gift shop with interesting plants for sale at reason prices. First Wednesday of the month is free, paid parking available.

Thank SanseiSenior
Reviewed 6 September 2016

It has been a while since we last visited the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. located up the hill from the campus stadium. The moderate size botanical garden offers a variety of plants and greenhouse exhibits. A small gift shop and plant nursery is located just...More

Thank shewoo
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Unbelievably beautiful wedding...just a dream. Circular outside amphitheater surrounded by redwoods with a canopy/filtered light. Stunning. Reception in the botanical garden conference center...beautiful outside patio for cocktail hour and dancing.

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We recently visited the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley for the 4th time. As always, the bounty of beauty in a garden center divided by continent, is visually stunning. The views of San Francisco Bay from various vistas are also inspiring. Well worth the trip...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Nestled into Strawberry Canyon in the hills above Berkeley, the University of California botanical garden features one of the most diverse collections of flora on the planet. Stunning Bay views pop up out of nowhere sometimes and the myriad trails are rarely over-crowded. A really...More

Thank Charlie H
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We visited the botanical garden on UC Berkeley's campus in August of 2016. The afternoon was beautiful, and we enjoyed walking through the large gardens. Each section featured plants from different parts of the world - Asia, Africa, Middle East, etc. There are many paths,...More

Thank George D
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Laila C
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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.