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Address: Wildcat Canyon Rd, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 94708
Phone Number: 510 841 8732
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Best botanical park

What a surprise. I'm a local. First visit today. Amazing park. Beautiful views. Countless varieties. Helpful staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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San Francisco
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284 reviews 284 reviews
115 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a surprise. I'm a local. First visit today. Amazing park. Beautiful views. Countless varieties. Helpful staff.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Not only interesting and educational, but a quiet oasis where one can relax and enjoy nature. Gardens feature local plants and plants from other areas, and the greenhouses have lots of exotics to enjoy. My favorite area is the Japanese garden with a serene pool full of newts -- mating season there adds to the fun.

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San Diego, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

I've always loved this garden, although small, it is rich in diverse habitat displays, and sits in a lovely sloping canyon near the golf course and the Brazil building.My only wish would be that they should add more benches for those that want to savor the quiet beauty.

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Berkeley, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Free (limited) parking. No entrance fee. Gorgeous WPA structural landscaping. Tours available. The entire diverse world of California ecosystems available to experience in a few hour's walk. I've been coming for 20 years, at all seasons, and never tire of it. I prefer it to the UC Bot Garden, (of which I have been a member) as UC garden has... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is an exquisite free park (and free parking if there is any left) up above the Berkeley hills, on winding streets that just dare you to try to find the top. Divided into multiple sub-gardens the Botanic Garden boasts statuesque sequoias and redwoods in its relatively small acreage, and many plants and flowers that result... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

California has many different climates and soils. Here in one spot one can experience many of them, from desert to mountains, from streamside to forest, from seashore to meadow. It is of great interest in any season, but I like it best in early Spring with mist or a light rain. Trails are easy to navigate and the entire garden... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Visited here last weekend for the first time. We were able to park in a free lot across from the gardens. It is also free admission to tour the garden. I love plants and gardens so was looking forward to my visit here and it did not disappoint. The garden is set in a lovely canyon with great views all... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Not worth a visit if only in town for a while, but if you visit your kids at Cal a lot and are looking for something new, this is a good choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

Spent an afternoon wandering the Botanical gardens. Very well laid out. I was amazed at the number of plants and how well they were taken care of. If you want to go for a nice walk or if you garden at all, you will enjoy the time spent at the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2002

I've explored Tilden Botanical Garden on two different field trips (I'm studying Horticulture) and I plan to go back on my own. Everything is so clearly labeled and organized that someone could learn a lot about California's plants in a few hours. Even if you are not a student, it's a great place to enjoy a beautiful garden in a... More 

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