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University of California Botanical Garden
Established in 1890, this 34-acre botanic garden has been in its present location since the 1920s. There's much to see here, so plan several hours if you have even the palest of green thumbs. Linked... Read More
Established in 1890, this 34-acre botanic garden has been in its present location since the 1920s. There's much to see here, so plan several hours if you have even the palest of green thumbs. Linked by meandering pathways and enclosed greenhouses, the gardens are divided into numerous individual climactic zones to nurture over 12,000 plants from all over the world. Perhaps the most noteworthy is the New World Desert, with cacti and succulents collected during the 1930s from North and Central American deserts. You'll also find a Chinese Herb garden, old roses from the 19th and early 20th centuries, a collection of monkey puzzle trees, and a wonderful array of fuchsias.
200 Centennial Dr
Berkeley, CA 94720-5045
- Gardens: Daily 9am-5pm
- Garden Shop & Plant Deck: Daily 10:30am-4:30pm
- Closed 1st Tue of Month
- Admissions Adult $7; Senior (65+) $5; Student (13-17) $5; Child (4-12) $2; Child (3 and under) Free
First Thu of Every Month Free
- Berkeley's Best Attractions & Activities: "With over 13,000 different plants from all over the world, this botanical garden offers a new delight around every corner."
- Best for Berkeley's Best Attractions & Activities Because: No matter the season, something's in bloom at this world-class botanical garden.