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Regional Parks Botanic Garden

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Address: Wildcat Canyon Rd, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 94708
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+1 510-841-8732

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Best CA Native Garden....period

This is one of my all time favorite places, and I feel bereft if I don't visit at least once a month. Please take into account that I am a CA Native Plant Nerd (TM) but it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 8, 2016
central coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is one of my all time favorite places, and I feel bereft if I don't visit at least once a month. Please take into account that I am a CA Native Plant Nerd (TM) but it's really a magical place. If you like the old WPA-Style national parks architecture and trails, this is for you. Delightful trails and human... More 

Thank chuttipen
Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Tilden is usually nice and cool on hot summer days. It's great for short hikes. I like to take friends, and hike and sit for conversation rather than sitting at Starbucks or my kitchen table all day. Lovely! I've gone here many times over the years and during different season.

Thank Marilyn D
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

In the summer they have periodic evening concerts set in a beautiful outdoor redwood grove. A magical place to spend an evening. They also have periodic opportunities for plant advice from master gardeners. You can even bring in a leaf from a sick plant for a recommended treatment! And a great place to see plants of the world, grouped by... More 

Thank Karen S
Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

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 

Thank LightFighter
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

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 

Thank janetperlman
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jane19652014
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

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

Thank bradbunnin
Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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