Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Berkeley

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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 a garden that I visit several times a year to see what's new each season.. The garden is divided into plantings from different climate regions in California. Lots of native plants. A real trea...  more »
  • This is a partially disabled accessible local park. There are some nice plantings, and a few views. The creek is running in wet years like this one.  more »
  • I suspect that more visitors go to the UC Berkeley botanical garden than to this garden specializing in the plants of California. This one is a gem. I like strolling the paths to look at all the nativ...  more »
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  • Clean & quiet! They offer maps for local parks to visit. They have plants labeled and easy to read. Benches for breaks and breathers. Flowers water cactus . beautiful place to walk and clear your mind. If u have Well behaved children id say bring em. Bathrooms by parking lot. I heard the staff say they were gathering ppl for a walk tour. Peaceful spot for sure 👍
  • I come here to relax and to visit wildlife. There are several different paths and scenery options. The visitors center has really great information about the garden itself, local wildlife, and the regional parks system. Staff and volunteers are also polite and offer information and fun facts. I've brought dates here, and even had a photoshoot done. I love coming here!
  • Beautiful park. Well maintained. Botanical park labeling is very informative.
  • The garden is peaceful and features a glorious array of CA natives from throughout the state. Includes a redwood grove on one side and many small trails. It was built in the 1940's and has an Old World feel.
  • This place is beautiful! As a photographer it has a but of everything. Plus its free. I will be back taking pictures.
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