UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
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The University of California Botanical Garden is a living museum open to the public featuring one of the most diverse plant collections in the United States. Established in 1890, the Garden's 34 acres contain over 12,000 different kinds of plants from all over the world.

This worldwide collection features plants of documented wild origin from nearly every continent, with an emphasis on plants from Mediterranean climates (California, Mediterranean Basin, Australia, South Africa, and Chile).

The arrangement of the outdoor collections is primarily geographic by continent of origin or by region including Asia, Australasia, California, Eastern North America, Mediterranean, Mexico/Central America, New World Desert, South America, and Southern Africa.


Daily: 9:00 am–5:00 pm. No entry after 4:30 pm.
Free Docent led tours are offered on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm and leave from the Garden Shop.


First Tuesday of each month
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve
Martin Luther King Day
Thanksgiving Day
All holiday hours are are subject to change without notice.