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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 2 days ago

We went to the garden on a weekday afternoon on a cold, on-and-of-sprinkling day. A docent was giving a free tour and we were the only ones there, so we leapt at the chance. Because of some time pressures, we didn't get to see all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pamelaao2018
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This botanical garden is a miniture California in the sense of plants. The whole area is divided into several parts to showcase plants in different climates in the states. This design enables the visitor to step out of the desert and walk right into the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shih Ying T
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Redwoods are impressive on their own, but to have rare rhododendrons and magnolias set underneath them is something that no other garden can reproduce. Other gardens in the area have redwood groves, but none have integrated them so naturally with botanical wonders from across the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VaTropicalParadise
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Beautiful landscape; great for photos and learning about plant life from all over the world. It's like a hiking trail with markers to give distinctions to the various plants. It was a very nice experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ali B
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Walked the 1.2 mile up from Graduate Hotel and that was a pretty walk. Then enjoyed winding thru the paths and exploring all the different. Environments. Great outdoor outing on a beautiful day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I live this place. It has many different environments to visit from ponds to deserts. Wild and unusual plants, and you can buy some at the shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MzSandy
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank peggymendelson
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hitokiri_Battosai
Reviewed 4 September 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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8 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.
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17 February 2017|
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Response from SanseiSenior | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2 hours.
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