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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
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"carnivorous plants"
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"corpse flower"
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"redwood forest"
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"desert plants"
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"central america"
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"medicinal herbs"
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"walking shoes"
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"plant life"
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"comfortable shoes"
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"california natives"
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"across the street"
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"native species"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Dick G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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

Thank vetism
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

My wife and I spent a wonderful afternoon in this large botanical garden. It has many examples of plants from California and the rest of the world, and pleasant walking paths to stroll through on your visit. The maps provided with your admission fee are...More

Thank AnnArborMiBob
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Well worth the trip (we hiked up from the Berkeley campus). Lots of walking trails and a great diversity of plants (Africa, Asia, US, desert, rain forest). From the far end of the garden, you can see the bay and the Golden Gate bridge. Make...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

These are amazing gardens. It is a quiet respite from the noisy city. Very well maintained. There are do many different types of plants. The paths are very easy to walk on. We saw some amazing birds. I would highly recommend this.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

It looked tired. Some areas needed deadheading or weeding. We arrived early just after opening and had the place mostly to ourselves. I loved the greenhouse with the carnivore plants and that with the dry area plants, especially those from Madagascar. I have a bad...More

Thank LindaL246
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ExplorerSB
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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Laila C
February 16, 2017|
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I would allow at least 2 hours.
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