Stop and Smell the Flowers
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720
+1 510 643 2755
Fax: +1 510 642 5045
In 1890, the first chairman of UC Berkeley's Department of Botany established these verdant gardens to form a living exhibit of the ferns, plants, and trees of the State of California. Today's gardens, spanning over 34 acres in Strawberry Canyon, are a beautiful expanse of exotic flowers and native plants just above Berkeley's campus. Well-trained docents regularly give informative tours to students, children, and visitors. Visiting the gardens is a fantastic way to share in the continuing spirit of conservation and reverence of nature's beauty.
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Notes: If you are walking around the campus and find yourself still with a lot of energy, take a walk up the hill to the botanical garden. The road is narrow so be careful of traffic, as there is no sidewalk. It's a long walk, and not recommended to do with kids in tow.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Parking is available in the UC Lot across from the Botanical Gardens.
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