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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.



Newt Discovery Station

Special Event | March 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free with Garden admission.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Botanical Illustration: Seeds and Seed Vessels with Catherine Watters

Workshop | March 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come spend the day with renowned botanical artist Catherine Watters. In this workshop you will focus on drawing and painting seeds and seed vessels - remarkable structures worth documenting! Class is suitable for the beginner and advanced artist alike.


$90 Adult, $85 Garden Members

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Friday, March 3, 2017

Winter Bird Walk

Tour/Open House | March 3 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date


Botanical Garden


Join us as we search for flocks of winter sparrows, bright yellow warblers, and perhaps and elusive red sapsucker. We also hope to welcome some of our earliest migrating hummingbirds back to the garden this month! Led by Garden docent and Ornithologist Sarah MacLean.


$20, $18 members

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – January 6, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >



Seeds for Color: Natural Dyes

Workshop | March 4 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Learn how to dye with seeds. We'll be using Annatto, Acorns, Avocado, and Hopi Black Dye Sunflower to create a variety of shades.


$90, $75 members

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from somewhere...   More >

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Friday, March 10, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Fiber and Dye Family Day

Workshop | March 11 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come explore the wonderful world of plant based fibers & dyes. There will be weaving demonstrations by the Golden Gate Weaving Guild, paper-making activities and natural dye sampling! Explore our exhibit and join us for this free hands-on family day for children and adults of all ages.


Free with Garden Admission



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Monday, March 13, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Tour: Fiber and Dye Plants from Around the World

Tour/Open House | March 16 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join Deepa Natarajan for a walk through the Garden's collection looking at and learning about plants that can be used for natural dyes and fibers.


$20, $15 Garden members

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Saturday, March 18, 2017

FAMILY PROGRAM: Secrets of Moss and Lichen

Workshop | March 18 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


In honor of St. Paddy’s day, join our moss and lichen hunt, learn a little botany, and make a “secret garden” to take home


All Audiences, Children

$15 Adult or Child, $10 Member Adult or Child (requires Family level Membership)

Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online, or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.



Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Plant-based Paintmaking with BioHue

Workshop | March 19 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come learn how to make your own paints from plants! You'll discover the beauty and ease of creating all natural color from locally available plant material. Instructor and Artist Judi Pettite will guide you through the process and each student will make their own tin of watercolor paint to take home.


$95, $90 members

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Monday, March 20, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Plant Fibers in Architecture - A Case Study from the Western Amazon

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Constructions in inundation risk zones largely impacted by Climate Change, including the Western Amazon Basin, have traditionally incorporated natural materials. These lightweight enclosures often made with agrowaste including plant fibers as palm leaves have proven largely efficient for climate comfort. However, during the twentieth century, these constructions became incrementally supplanted or...   More >


Free with Garden Admission

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >



Natural Color Book Release

Special Event | March 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


A beautiful book of seasonal projects for using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles.

Organized by season, Natural Color is a beautifully photographed guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisanal...   More >


$10

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Monoprint Resist with Plant dyes using Itajime Resist Technique with Angelina DeAntonis

Workshop | March 26 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


We will explore the dye resist technique “itajime”, using this folding and binding method to create your own scarf. Participants will gather a plant leaf, frond or some material and create a monoprint resist using plant dyed wood blocks. The dyed blocks will transfer through the layers of silk, making a repeated pattern with a subtle and surprising botanical pattern, as we over-dye with natural...   More >


$95,$90 members

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.



Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 11 – 26, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


UC Botanical Garden Exhibitions


The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission


All Audiences

All Audiences



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Members' Walk: Southern Africa

Tour/Open House | March 28 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Meghan Ray, Horticulturist, UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden


Please join horticulturist Meghan Ray for a walk through the UCBG Southern African collection. Spring is an exciting time to tour this garden since many annuals and spring bulbs will be in bloom. Southern Africa is home to an amazingly diverse group of plants and is considered one of the world’s bio-diversity hot spots. Come learn about its remarkable habitats while we explore the garden’s...   More >


Free for Garden members

Registration opens March 7. Register by March 28 online, or by calling Sarah Wininger, Membership Coordinator at 510-664-4509, or by emailing Sarah Wininger, Membership Coordinator at gardenmembership@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >



Design Talk: Gardens for the Senses with Javier Mariategui

Lecture | March 30 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


The UC Botanical Garden is delighted to host Spanish landscape designer Javier Mariátegui for an illustrated talk about his approach to garden design and some of the gardens featured in his book, "The Spanish Gardens of Javier Mariátegui: Gardens for the Senses." He considers each garden to be a work of art, and as in any work of art, its language is led by intuition and sensations. He loves...   More >


$20, $15 Garden members

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >