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UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

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UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

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.

Hours

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.
Please note, Go San Francisco Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Closings

First Tuesday of each month
Thanksgiving Day
December 24 and 25
December 31
January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
No entry after 4:30 pm.

Redemption Instructions

Present your card at the ticket window for admission.

Address

200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

Driving Directions

From Interstate 80: Take University Ave. exit toward the hills until it dead ends at Oxford Street. Turn Left and travel to the second stoplight. Turn Right on Hearst Ave. and continue to the second stoplight. Turn Right on Gayley Road and travel to the first stop sign. Turn Left Stadium Rimway to the first stop sign. Turn Left on Centennial Drive. The Garden entrance is 3/4 mile on the right. Parking is available across the street from the Garden on the left for a nominal fee.

Public Transportation

By Bus from Downtown Berkeley/BART (Weekdays ONLY): Take BART to the Downtown Berkeley Station. Exit BART and walk across street to Bank of America. Wait at Campus Shuttle Stop in front of bank. Take Shuttle ($1) to the Evans Hall/ Hearst Mining Circle and transfer to the H (Hill) Shuttle to UC Botanical Garden
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Stop by when in Berkeley
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Comments about Smart Destinations University of California Botanical Garden:

Like most Botanical Gardens - I presume - this one is at its peak in the spring. Head out back for the "scary" carnivorous plants. Perfect for snapshots.

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  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: 510-643-2755 x03

Website: www.botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu

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