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Address: 70 Rincon, Berkeley, CA
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: Italian-style garden located in front of the Blake House on the University...
Italian-style garden located in front of the Blake House on the University of California campus.
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Great views and nice gardens

We enjoyed walking around the grounds to see what they are working on. There are plenty of benches, so we bring our lunch along, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We enjoyed walking around the grounds to see what they are working on. There are plenty of benches, so we bring our lunch along, too.

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Berkeley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Free with ample parking. You can escape the frantic East Bay here. Wonderful "kitchen garden" often satisfies my needs, but there are also extensive grounds to explore. NEVER CROWDED.

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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Get off the beaten path and enjoy this relaxing garden- which was free last time I was there. It is the "lab" for UC students.

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Berkeley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

It's a little out of the way, but a nice outing if you like gardens. Nothing really fancy, but extensive grounds with some water features.

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Berkeley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I used to go to Blake Gardens quite a bit when my kids were young. It's a lovely place to explore with varied garden spaces, some more curated than others. The grounds are stunning. I still make it there each season just to check out what's growing. It is a hidden jewel (only open during the week.)

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san francisco
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Shhh... don't tell anyone. I love to walk around here, and see what is blooming. Truly beautiful to me. I wish they could restore the house, but it's too expensive. Still it's fun to imagine what it must have been like. I very impressed with landscape artists.

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Albany, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Blake Garden may be in Kensington, but the entire East Bay may claim it, if they knew it was there. Hidden away, stewarded by UC Berkeley, this site is serene and historic, filled with flowering plants, a stand of redwoods, trails that weave among local green travertine rock outcrops, along with the palatial estate house and reflecting pool. So many... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

A beautiful, locals only, hidden gem of a garden with views of the bay. Tall redwoods, Koi ponds, reflecting pools, statues, flowers and unique plants everywhere. An amazing place to commune with nature, meditate, or just lounge and read a book. Quiet and serene, I am so glad my local friends turned me on to this place! And it's free!

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Address: Address: 70 Rincon, Berkeley, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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