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Address: 70 Rincon Rd, Berkeley, CA 94707-1047
08:00 - 16:30
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Italian-style garden located in front of the Blake House on the University...

Italian-style garden located in front of the Blake House on the University of California campus.

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Very pleasant stop for an hour or so

Quiet, uncrowded, easy parking, with interesting paths and a variety of vegetation. I'm no gardener and I didn't find a lot to interest me, but there were people clearly enjoying... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Quiet, uncrowded, easy parking, with interesting paths and a variety of vegetation. I'm no gardener and I didn't find a lot to interest me, but there were people clearly enjoying the quiet and beauty of the site.

Thank Transatlantic2012
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It may be a little out of the way, but worth looking for. I go every few months to enjoy the challenging seasons.

Thank Siouxees
Rehovot, Israel
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186 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our granddaughter, who lives in Berkeley, took us to this delightful park, The flowers were absolutely amazing! It is a lovely park, with many paths among the varied plantings. From on point, there is a fantastic view of the Bay,

Thank coffeemavenswife
Sydney, Australia
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253 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Blake Garden is situated on 12 acres on the Berkeley hills. It is laid out with a formal central area which forms an axis through the house which appears to no longer be used. The gardern becomes enclosed in treed edges on either side and has a diverse range of plants and features with some spots affording an excellent view... More 

Thank 13out
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

its private Family owned yet neighbors are welcome to visit and enjoy the garden and park facility. Rather you lived in Berkeley, El Cerrito and/or Kensington this is the place that you must see and visit. as a kid, i loved visiting this garden with my family and friends. we tend to make it an weekly thing even visit Little... More 

1 Thank alexsH3770LR
Oakland, California
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75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We enjoyed walking around the grounds to see what they are working on. There are plenty of benches, so we bring our lunch along, too.

1 Thank KarinH5
Berkeley, California
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Free with ample parking. You can escape the frantic East Bay here. Wonderful "kitchen garden" often satisfies my needs, but there are also extensive grounds to explore. NEVER CROWDED.

1 Thank davidspin
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Get off the beaten path and enjoy this relaxing garden- which was free last time I was there. It is the "lab" for UC students.

Thank suz b
Berkeley, California
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

It's a little out of the way, but a nice outing if you like gardens. Nothing really fancy, but extensive grounds with some water features.

1 Thank ginag1414
Berkeley, California
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

I used to go to Blake Gardens quite a bit when my kids were young. It's a lovely place to explore with varied garden spaces, some more curated than others. The grounds are stunning. I still make it there each season just to check out what's growing. It is a hidden jewel (only open during the week.)

1 Thank Rosh54

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