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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
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US$69.00*
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Ranked #3 of 87 things to do in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Past Strawberry Canyon is the 34-acre Botanical Garden, which holds about 13,000 species of plants. The species are organized according to regions of the world, and the garden has a great collection of native Californian plants. Bring a picnic basket and some money for the bookstore and admission (closed the first Tuesday of each month and free on the first Thursday of each month). Be sure to check out the conservatory (for tropical plants) and the Chinese medicinal herb garden.The garden is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day of the year except the first Tuesday of each month, Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, December 31, January 1, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tours are also available on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

very well done and an easy walk. The area is divided into geographical regions is ideal as a teaching tool.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Wonderful excursion! Lots of different plants and nice walking trails. I enjoyed the crops of the world section and the old rose area. The carnivorous plant shed was of great interest to me.
I loved that every plant item was labeled for identification. Well worth the 10 bucks to enter.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

I have not visited the garden in years but lately I have visited it twice in four days. Why you may ask? To see how the Queen of the Andes is developing, of course. This very plant originated from a seed collected in Bolivia some 26 years ago. In the wild the plant only bloom every 80 to 100 years. No one can tell me when it will bloom. It has to reach a certain height, perhaps as much as 30 feet, before it does. I am keeping an eye on it. In the last four days it has grown about 1 foot.
The garden contains 44% of the world's plant species. Many of the cacti are presently blooming. Take your children, friends, parents, visitors and head for UC Botanical Garden. You are in for a pleasant surprise.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I've taken my grandsons here and they had a good time. There is something for everyone, from cactus to carnivorous plants. It's a good hike to get around to see everything so put on your walking shoes.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Comprehensive collection. Too expensive, too little parking, too many "special events"(weddings, concerts, etc.) - every year they figure out a way to become more commercial. Sign of the times, I guess.
I prefer Tilden's bot. garden

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