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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 24 October 2016

not only is it beautiful, but it is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. The garden is arranged geographically, with 9 regions representing every continent except antarctica. Its a trip around the botanical world!

Thank etsiegel
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is great for folks with green thumbs and a cool way to show our youth about varieties in greenscapes from around the world, in a beautiful setting. Recently went for a wedding, it was a great venue, kind of small and tight but...More

Thank dcuf33
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love to go to the botanical gardens every season spring summer and fall great place to take a picnic basket take a nap afternoon nap amazed at the diversity of plants from Japan and China Australia as well as tremendous amounts of native California...More

Thank falangbaa
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Wedding wonderland We Held our daughters wedding here and It was simply spectacular. The beautiful redwoods, the amazing serenity, just simply a majestic place. Totally worth visiting

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We've been visiting this garden since before admission started - that's a long time. It's worth the small entrance fee, quiet, meandering paths, a running creek. Benches in just the right places to take it all in. Blooming flowers & trees depend on the season,...More

Thank BaGia1960
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Came here for a free tour during Parents Weekend at Cal. The tour guide was good although got a few facts mixed up a number of times. It was ok as she was very pleasant. Very interesting place to visit and would recommend if you...More

Thank doadsyNewJersey
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I went around 5pm and they only charged half price. Awesome flowers, plants, etc. Smells great. Take your camera! You have beautiful backgrounds there.

Thank Susan Z
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The gardens were beautiful with so much to see! Neat gift shop and friendly staff! Amazing views of the bay. Really enjoyed the gardens of the world.

Thank evienicki
Reviewed 20 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 15 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
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7 November 2017|
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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.
Laila C
17 February 2017|
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Response from SanseiSenior | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2 hours.
30 September 2016|
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