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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

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Address: 200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045
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   Past Strawberry Canyon is the 34-acre Botanical Garden, which...

   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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Beauty beholds

This garden is a wonderful place. It is quiet, beautiful, peaceful and inspiring. You can sit and enjoy the birds, have an enjoyable lunch and while away the hours in natural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pleasant Hill, California
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Pleasant Hill, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden is a wonderful place. It is quiet, beautiful, peaceful and inspiring. You can sit and enjoy the birds, have an enjoyable lunch and while away the hours in natural beauty. Anyone who has any sort of interest in plants will like this botanical garden. It is for all ages and being in the hills you can get great... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family loves this place. The garden is tucked away into the hillside above Berkeley's main campus and it is incredibly well kept and beautiful. As a birder, I especially enjoy the variety and volume of interesting birds that frequent the garden. It is a bit hilly though, so make sure you wear good walking shoes. Definitely worth the trip... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place closes at 5pm so do come early. You will need at least 3 hours to fully enjoy the place. Adult entry fee is $10usd and you can ask for a free map of the place. Take a slow walk around the place and enjoy the peaceful environment. It's money well spent though you will need to walk quite... More 

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Hercules, California
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Reviewed 13 March 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.

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Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed 27 February 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.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Not as many flowers as I would have liked. My husband had a hard time walking around because most areas had no handrails on the stairs.

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Confession of a Conflict of Interest! I have been a member of the UCBG for about 15 years. I visit it a lot. I support it financially. I recommend it to all visitors to Berkeley. And I take friends there whenever I can. So this is not a neutral, disinterested review. First, the setting and layout on a steep hillside... More 

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california
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We go to the botanical gardens a few times each year. They are well maintained and have a wide selection of plants that are native to California as well as several obscure species from other parts of the world.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to relax and learn different trees and flowers. The beautiful and wonderful nature from almost all of world because a climate in Berkeley is great with warm weather all of year and seasons.

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Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Very diverse plantings/environments and lovely walking paths. Great gift shop and rare & unusual plants for sale...

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