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Saturday, April 1, 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 >



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, April 2, 2017

Perennial Garden Design

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


Botanical Garden


Spend the day turning your garden dreams into a reality! Join horticulturist for the Garden's Australasian and California collection, Clare Al-Witri for a perennial garden design workshop. Come with an idea for a garden design project and create your own concept design collage to work through design challenges and ideas on paper before breaking ground. You'll study concepts of garden design, such...   More >


$65, $60 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 >

Tuesday, April 4, 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 >

Wednesday, April 5, 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.



Exhibit: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.


Free with Garden Admission



Flowers Discovery Station

Special Event | April 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Discover the purpose of a flower and why they are so different.


All Audiences, Children

All Audiences, Children



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 >



Artist Talk: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Special Event | April 5 | 6-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for a lovely evening with author and artist Mimi Robinson as she reads from her new book "Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor." This book talk will be accompanied by a music soundtrack with performing artist Joyce Kouffman. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments provided.


Free with Garden Admission

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Exhibit: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.


Free with Garden Admission



FAMILY PROGRAM: Discovering Flowers and Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Discover the purpose of a flower – what the flower attracts, how, and why.


All Audiences, Children

All Audiences

Free with Garden Admission; Space is limited.



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, April 7, 2017

Spring Bird Walk

Tour/Open House | April 7 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Celebrate the start of spring with a bird walk in the garden, where we'll be on the lookout for migrating hummingbirds, vireos, and flycatchers.


$20, $18 members

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



Exhibit: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.


Free with Garden Admission



FAMILY PROGRAM: Discovering Flowers and Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Discover the purpose of a flower – what the flower attracts, how, and why.


All Audiences, Children

All Audiences

Free with Garden Admission; Space is limited.



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, April 8, 2017

Local Color: A Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 8 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This hands-on watercolor
workshop helps us explore the colors of the unique flora and fauna that make up The UC Botanical
Garden. Through classroom and field studies we will develop personal and collective color palettes that
reflect this remarkable place. You may also discover what is surprising and unexpected along...   More >


$100, $90 members

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



Exhibit: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.


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, April 9, 2017

Exhibit: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.


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 >

Monday, April 10, 2017

Exhibit: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.


Free with Garden Admission

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Local Color: A Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This hands-on watercolor workshop helps us explore the colors of the unique flora and fauna that make up The UC Botanical
Garden. Through classroom and field studies we will develop personal and collective color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. You may also discover what is surprising and unexpected along...   More >


$100, $90 members

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



Exhibit: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.


Free with Garden Admission

Thursday, April 13, 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, April 14, 2017

Members' Walk: California Collection

Tour/Open House | April 14 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Ben Anderson, Horticulturist, UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden


Join horticulturist Ben Anderson on a tour through the California collection. This expansive collection hosts a cross-section of the state's diverse flora. We will look at a wide variety of plants from annuals to bulbs, flowering shrubs to trees as well as succulents and "belly flowers". We will discuss special adaptations that let these plants thrive in our long, dry summers, and talk about how...   More >


Free for Garden members

Registration opens April 4. Register by April 14 online, or by calling Sarah Wininger, Membership Coordinator at 510-664-4509, or by emailing Sarah Wininger, Membership Coordinator at gardenmembership@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, April 15, 2017

Naturally Dyed Eggs: Morning Session- SOLD OUT

Workshop | April 15 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


This hands-on workshop will introduce children to the joy of natural dyes while they make their own patterns on eggs with brilliant plant-based colors. Price includes 4 eggs per participant. Two session times available.


$15 Adult, $15 Child, $12 Member Adult, $12 Member Child

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



Naturally Dyed Eggs: Afternoon Session

Workshop | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


This hands-on workshop will introduce children to the joy of natural dyes while they make their own patterns on eggs with brilliant plant-based colors. Price includes 4 eggs per participant. Two session times available.


$15 Adult, $15 Child, $12 Member Adult, $12 Member Child

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, April 16, 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 >

Thursday, April 20, 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, April 21, 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 >



Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley- Sakai Sister City Organization: Traditional Tea Ceremony and Contemporary Koto Performance in Julia Morgan Hall

Special Event | April 21 | 4-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us to kick off our year of Japanese events at the UC Botanical Garden in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Berkeley – Sakai sister city organization. Come meet the Mayors of both cities and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, with exceptional tea, wine, and live koto performance.

Sakai City is the birthplace of the Chanoyu Tea Ceremony, perfected by Sen-no Rikyu, who lived and worked in...   More >


$50 in honor of the 50th Anniversary

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cal Day at UCBG

Special Event | April 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


UC Berkeley Open House; Garden free all day with free shuttles running every 15 minutes from campus Evans Hall stop.

Take a botanical adventure and see plants from around the world! Guided docent-led tours at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Interact with "Garden Animal" stations from 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


All Audiences

All Audiences, Children



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, April 23, 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, April 25, 2017

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu


All Audiences

All Audiences, Children, Friends of the University, General Public, Cal Parents

Free with Garden Admission

Thursday, April 27, 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, April 28, 2017

Garden Closes Early at 2pm

Special Event | April 28 |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


The Garden will close early today at 2pm, in preparation for our Members Plant Sale, which begins at 5:00pm.



Spring Plant Sale: Member's Preview

Sale | April 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come to our annual Spring Plant Sale! We have a wide variety of plants to choose from, featuring drought tolerant plants.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spring Plant Sale

Sale | April 29 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come to our annual Spring Plant Sale: Saturday, 4/29 from 10 am - 2 pm! We have a wide variety of plants to choose from, featuring drought tolerant plants.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Sunday, April 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 >