terrific collectiion, easy paths, well marked. the native plant section was especially well done.
- Quarry Trail and Big Springs Trail
- Skyline Trail - Middle Section
- Panoramic Hill - Chaparral Peak - Strawberry Canyon Loop
The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden has become one of my favorite places to relax and take photographs. Since I especially enjoy photographing our native Anna's and Allen's hummingbirds in a natural environment, this garden is a go to destination for me on a regular basis. There is an incredible diversity of flowering plants and sources of water (ponds and sprinkler... More
Went during a weekday so it was uncrowded. The terrain is a little steep in some places, so good walking shoes are necessary for one to fully enjoy the gardens. May was a terrific month to go with so many flowers in bloom. And, does anyone tire of views of the Golden Gate Bridge?
Great place for strolling, getting acquainted with what grows in the area and buying reasonably-priced plants at their annual sale.
This is an inspiring botanical garden. Visit the redwood forest across the street. But it is huge and exhausting so be prepared. We were very surprised by the variety of cacti but also that so many looked like they were dying. Didn't get to ask, but maybe they are hibernating? Worth a trip but a bit costly to enter $10... More
The UC botanical garden is nice and quiet and I go there often but I would not call it a spectacular place to visit. There are some interesting displays but compared to other botanical gardens it is pretty average. I was told the plant sale is worth going to if you are into finding plants.
It's a great site on a hill with superb views, and the plants are mostly divided into their continents of origin; when we went the South African area was particularly striking. Any plant lover would like this place, and the newt pond is also fun.
Beautiful! We loved it all! Clean restrooms, nice walkways, variety and well maintained.
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