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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

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Address: 200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045
Phone Number: 510-643-2755
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Activities: Walking
Description: Past Strawberry Canyon is the 34-acre Botanical Garden, which holds about...
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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Perfect afternoon retreat

Extensive gardens, organized by region. My favorite part was the edible garden (food crops, berries, etc) and the herb garden. There's also a field that's perfect for a picnic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Extensive gardens, organized by region. My favorite part was the edible garden (food crops, berries, etc) and the herb garden. There's also a field that's perfect for a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Worth repeated visits. Great vegetation of all kinds from around the world, in Berkeley's unique and fabulous micro-climate.

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Fresno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great date place and place to calm your mind. If you like flowers and plants and want to see a diverse array of flora from around the world, go here.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I walked to the botanical gardens from our hotel (it was uphill most of the way and HOT...so I don't necessarily recommend that part). It was easy to find and fairly inexpensive. A huge variety of plants! Great place for a walk and lots of paths to explore. There were some nice benches to sit at as... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our family really liked this place. Wear comfy shoes, though, as there is some serious hilly hiking involved. We really enjoyed the cacti & succulents as well as the herb and medicinal gardens and the redwood grove. Lots of great picnic spots around the gardens and especially in the redwood grove!

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Admission is free, parking is $1.00 per hour. This was my second visit, my husband's first. This garden is fabulous. Also large, and not flat. There are separate sections for flora from all over the world. Each area has multiple trails and paths. It is not possible to see all of this in one or two visits. Also, in order... More 

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Beach Lake, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed the gardens. We spent almost an hour in the cactus greenhouse before we even roamed up, down and around a fraction of the gardens. Next time we visit the Bay Area, we will definitely be back.

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Just when you think Berkeley is too urban, you remember to visit the Botanical Garden. What a gorgeous place, quiet, scenic and away from it all. The garden is organized into sections featuring native plants from different regions. My favorite is the California, of course, but my son went gaga over the carnivorous plant nursery. This is a very pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Botanical Garden in Berkeley is exceptional, not so much because it's a botanical garden, but because it's in Berkeley, one of the last places I'd expect to find it. Meandering paths through many special gardens and a hothouse, this is a wonderful way to spend morning or afternoon in this foodie town.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We just attended the 125th anniversary of the garden and had a great time. It was a pleasant, laid-back event with music and treats for all ages: gelato, cupcakes, and beer! It has been years since I last visited and I had forgotten how much I like this place. We strolled through the gardens. It's a great way to spend... More 

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Address: 200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045
Phone Number: 510-643-2755
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley

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