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Lovely Botanical Gardens

One of the nicest escapes in the East Bay is to visit the Botanical Gardens in Tilden Park. April... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Incline Village, Nevada
A spontaneous discovery

I had planned to visit the Berkeley Botanical Garden on this trip but they are closed on the first... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Union City, California
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Wildcat Canyon Rd, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 94708
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

One of the nicest escapes in the East Bay is to visit the Botanical Gardens in Tilden Park. April and May are particularly nice when the flowers are blooming and everything is rejuvenating from winter. Lots of paths wind through the gardens. Just take your...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I had planned to visit the Berkeley Botanical Garden on this trip but they are closed on the first Tuesday of every month. A couple of the signs leading the way to the garden fail to mention this. Although disappointed about my initial plans, I...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

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 treat.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

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.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

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 native plants from different parts of the state....More

1  Thank Judith D
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Go early in the morning before the sun gets too high in the sky. The garden opens at 8:30 or so. We went in late March, so there wasn't that much colour. Families with kids start to arrive after 11:00 but that's not a problem.

Thank paulharhen
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Both of the Botanical Gardens in Berkeley are excellent, the university one and this Regional Parks one. Very, very crowded and well used. Lots of great trails. Good for the entire family.

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Reviewed 8 September 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...More

Thank chuttipen
Reviewed 13 July 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...More

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 21 June 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...More

Thank Karen S
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7 November 2017|
Response from gaelgal | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t been to the botanical garden n a while but any colors to be seen would best be seen now til end of November.