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Address: Wildcat Canyon Rd, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 94708
Phone Number: 510 841 8732
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A relaxing garden to wander through with a camera

I have been coming to the Tilden Park Botanical Garden for many years - entrance is free and I love exploring it with a camera or just relaxing and enjoying the sound of the creek... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lafayette, California
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Lafayette, California
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287 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been coming to the Tilden Park Botanical Garden for many years - entrance is free and I love exploring it with a camera or just relaxing and enjoying the sound of the creek trickling through the center of the park. There is always something interesting to see - from an abundance of flowers in spring to colorful lichens... More 

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Berkeley, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here is another delightful place on the face of the earth...filled with california natives and knowledgeable gardeners who will share tidbits about native plants and how to best grow them...the plant sales twice a year are awesome...a great place to take kids and a very nice set up. we go frequently to check out the blooming seasons of various plants... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The best time to see this delightful garden is after a few heavy rains when the water is flowing. It is amazing how the displays model various California climates and geographical areas. We like to go to their native plant sales. The docents are very informative and passionate about natives.

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Thank Jane19652014
Berkeley, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Botanic Garden, set on the slopes of the East Bay hills, is an enchanted garden, informative and lovely.

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Thank bradbunnin
Seattle, WA
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99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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

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Berkeley, California
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62 reviews
25 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.

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Thank LiveItWell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Fremont, California
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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 

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San Francisco
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671 reviews
311 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank 7268
San Francisco, California
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190 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 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.

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