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Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Berkeley

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a 10 acre botanical garden located in Tilden Regional Park in the Berkeley Hills, east of Berkeley, California, in the United States. It showcases California native plants, and is open to the public in daylight hours every day of the year except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.The Garden was founded on January 1, 1940. Notable specimens include nearly all the state's conifers and oaks, a very good collection of wild lilacs, perhaps the most complete collection of California manzanitas anywhere, expanding collections of Californian native bunchgrasses and aquatics, and representatives of some 300 rare and endangered vascular taxa of California. The Garden is organized into sections, each representing a distinctive natural area in California: Southern California Shasta-Klamath Valley-Foothill Santa Lucia Channel Islands Sierran Redwood Sea Bluff Pacific Rain Forest Franciscan
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  • 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...  read more »
  • 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. ...  read more »
  • 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 gard...  read more »
  • This is a wonderful place to see a large selection of California native plants. It's well organized. Most plants have a label colored coded to indicate it's native region of California. All the major regions are represented: desert, mountains, coastal. It's also a very serene place with a creek running through. There are lots of benches where you can sit and just enjoy the peace and quiet.
  • I need of the best free spots in Berkeley. Not the best botanical gardens as far as exotics go, but super solid spot. Worth st least a few visits.
  • This is a really nice botanical garden, consisting entirely of California native habitats. Lots of helpful signage.
  • First came here over 50 years ago, still love it.
  • Eden and an education in the East Bay
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