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Blake Garden

70 Rincon Rd, Berkeley, CA 94707-1047
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I remember the first time I visited the Blake Garden. Although I live less than a mile away I had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Garrett G
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El Cerrito
Nice views of the bay

The Blake Garden provided a pleasant place for a late afternoon walk and time to enjoy the vista of... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
umcpastor
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Philadelphia suburb
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Italian-style garden located in front of the Blake House on the University of California campus.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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70 Rincon Rd, Berkeley, CA 94707-1047
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember the first time I visited the Blake Garden. Although I live less than a mile away I had never heard of it. A friend mentioned it to me and I decided to look it over. What a treat. The garden is located on...More

Thank Garrett G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The Blake Garden provided a pleasant place for a late afternoon walk and time to enjoy the vista of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge. This garden is in the former home of the president of the University of California. The house is no longer...More

Thank umcpastor
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The Blake is a secret gem up in the Berkeley Hills (it's actually in a subset of its own city called Kensington) that few people know about. It's a beautiful and well kept garden with lots of levels and different areas. It was officially made...More

Thank amandaaa8282
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Quiet, uncrowded, easy parking, with interesting paths and a variety of vegetation. I'm no gardener and I didn't find a lot to interest me, but there were people clearly enjoying the quiet and beauty of the site.

Thank Transatlantic2012
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It may be a little out of the way, but worth looking for. I go every few months to enjoy the challenging seasons.

Thank Siouxees
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our granddaughter, who lives in Berkeley, took us to this delightful park, The flowers were absolutely amazing! It is a lovely park, with many paths among the varied plantings. From on point, there is a fantastic view of the Bay,

Thank coffeemavenswife
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Blake Garden is situated on 12 acres on the Berkeley hills. It is laid out with a formal central area which forms an axis through the house which appears to no longer be used. The gardern becomes enclosed in treed edges on either side and...More

Thank 13out
Reviewed 2 August 2015

its private Family owned yet neighbors are welcome to visit and enjoy the garden and park facility. Rather you lived in Berkeley, El Cerrito and/or Kensington this is the place that you must see and visit. as a kid, i loved visiting this garden with...More

1  Thank alexsH3770LR
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We enjoyed walking around the grounds to see what they are working on. There are plenty of benches, so we bring our lunch along, too.

1  Thank KarinH5
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Free with ample parking. You can escape the frantic East Bay here. Wonderful "kitchen garden" often satisfies my needs, but there are also extensive grounds to explore. NEVER CROWDED.

1  Thank davidspin
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