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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

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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...more
200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045
+1 510-643-2755
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

beautiful garden can we visited year-round as there are many sections reflecting different parts of California including cactus garden. But I like it in the spring when all the rhododendron and azalea are blooming around the creek. This is in a hilly environment with a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have said this is a very large and well maintained botanical garden. What I like the most about it is that it is not super busy all the time and you have the opportunity to lose yourself in a corner of the garden...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're lucky your schedule will align with the summer concert series in the garden's redwood grove. I hope it does because that's a magical evening that you'll remember for a long time! But regardless save enough time to really savor all the different areas...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the hills above the University of California Berkeley campus, this botanical garden is bursting at the seems with exotic species, all carefully labeled. Students specializing in botany will have a great time here. Non-specialists will enjoy the various climates that are simulated in...More

Thank LucDevroye
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Love UC Berkeley's botanical garden and the small, but delightful redwood grove across the street! The specimens are interesting and it is great for kids as well.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Many different climates are represented, and the areas are beautifully kept. The day we visited happened to be very warm, and there were few areas where drinking water was available, be sure to bring your own. It is well worth the time to see it,...More

Thank Connie L
Reviewed July 28, 2018

NICE place to visit fresh air fragrant very nice place nicely scenic and nice walks with the one you love and care for great place for a romantic day or night

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

I had a little bit of time left on that day before my flight took off back to Albuquerque. I visited the Tilden Regional Park and the Botanic Garden. It is a lovely, idyllic and well-tended garden with a variety of indigenous plants to enjoy....More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had our staff retreat here and it was a beautiful and peaceful place to have it. If your group is looking for a day away from the office, this is the place to be.

Thank kolondraharvey
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This is one of the better botanical gardens we've visited, and we've been to quite a few in different cities and continents. Everything's well labeled, manicured, and maintained. With a provided visitor map, you can easily spend a couple of hours admiring plants from all...More

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November 7, 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.
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February 16, 2017|
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Response from SanseiSenior | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2 hours.
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