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

Lovely hillside location and paths around the site. Every county in California is represented. Great in any season.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hillside location and paths around the site. Every county in California is represented. Great in any season.

1 Thank minimuffinlover
Berkeley, California
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

There is an admission fee and a parking fee across the street. Free-first Thursday of the month. Closed on public holidays and on first Tuesday of the month. Plant and tree lovers don't miss.

Thank LiveItWell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

At first glance the garden seems small and of limited interest, but how wrong we were. A wide variety of plants from across the state together with a number of birds, insects and lizards make this a great visit. A 30 minute intended visit turned into 2 hours and we could have stayed much longer. They also were hosting some... More 

1 Thank Russell S
Fremont, California
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3,248 reviews
2,107 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a very nice botanical park. We parked across the street from it and entered it for free. There are various garden sections to explore such as Channel Islands, interior, coastal mountains, etc. However, each plant there is a "native" plant to California. Its interesting to see how diverse the plants are in California at this botanical park. There... More 

Thank mini
San Francisco
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488 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 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.

Thank 7268
San Francisco, California
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188 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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.

Thank kurseni
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

1 Thank damstel
Berkeley, California
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

1 Thank davidspin
Denver, Colorado
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103 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

1 Thank Gust02
Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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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