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Blake Garden

70 Rincon, Berkeley, CA
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Ranked #15 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Description: Italian-style garden located in front of the Blake House on the University of California campus.
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English first
Berkeley, California
1 review
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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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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19 helpful votes 19 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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