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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Gardening with Chinese Herbs in the Bay Area

Workshop | October 1 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden, join Peg Schafer for a lecture on growing Chinese botanicals for beauty and medicine as well as medicinal edibles that grow well and make efficacious medicine here in the bay area. This slideshow presentation is followed by a one hour walk in the Chinese Medicinal Herb garden. Peg's book The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm: A...   More >


$35, $30 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, October 3, 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, October 4, 2017

*Garden Closed*

Special Event | October 4 |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Due to construction, the Garden will be closed today for public safety.
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience!



*CANCELLED* Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Due to unexpected construction to improve accessibility at the front entrance of the Garden, Wellness Wednesday - Yoga in the Garden is cancelled for Wednesday, October 4. Please join us next week!

Thursday, October 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 >

Friday, October 6, 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, October 7, 2017

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 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, October 8, 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 >

Monday, October 9, 2017

Discovery Station: CA Native Plants and Indians

Miscellaneous | October 9 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


The UC Botanical Garden has one of the most diverse plant collections in the world. Visit at our Docent-led interactive Discovery Station to learn more about a particular plant topic. This month's topic is California Native Plants and Indians


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CANCELLED: Yoga Walk Through the Garden

Workshop | October 10 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."
-Buddha

Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along...   More >


$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >


Free with Garden Admission

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 15, 2017 every day | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled


Botanical Garden


Due to poor air quality, our general tour of the Garden is cancelled today. Please join us on a future date.

For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

Friday, October 13, 2017

CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 15, 2017 every day | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled


Botanical Garden


Due to poor air quality, our general tour of the Garden is cancelled today. Please join us on a future date.

For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

Saturday, October 14, 2017

CANCELLED-- FAMILY PROGRAM: Kid's Cook from the Garden

Workshop | October 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled


Botanical Garden


Children ages 5 and above, together with their adult chaperone, will collect herbs and edibles from the Garden and bring them into our kitchen-classroom to make three simple dishes. This workshop will inspire an early love of plants and garden-centered eating!

Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Children

All Audiences

$20 Adult, $18 Youth (5-17), $18 Member Adult, $16 Member Youth (must have Family Membership level or above)

CANCELLED.



CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 15, 2017 every day | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled


Botanical Garden


Due to poor air quality, our general tour of the Garden is cancelled today. Please join us on a future date.

For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 15, 2017 every day | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled


Botanical Garden


Due to poor air quality, our general tour of the Garden is cancelled today. Please join us on a future date.

For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >


Free with Garden Admission

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SOLD OUT - Members' Walk: Crops of the World

Lecture | October 19 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Front Gate Entrance


Jason Bonham, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Botanical Garden


Join Horticulturalist Jason Bonham on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crops of the World garden. Come and see fruits and vegetables that originated from all over the world. Everything from bizarre solanaceous berries from South America to giant tree kale from Europe.

Members' Walk: Crops of the World is exclusively available to current members. Admission is free and registration is strongly...   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 >

Friday, October 20, 2017

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | October 20 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join UCBG Director Eric Siegel for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.


Free with Garden Admission

Register online.



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, October 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 >

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Family Day at the Garden: Japanese Arts and Crafts

Workshop | October 22 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Families will fold origami cranes, practice brush painting with ink, hear and try their hand and writing haiku, and create a leaf journal. Docents will take small groups on a walk and talk exploring the Japanese Pool and our Asian plant collection.


All Audiences, Children

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, October 24, 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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >


Free with Garden Admission

Thursday, October 26, 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, October 27, 2017

Pine Needle Basketry with Judith Thomas

Workshop | October 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Judith Thomas, weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. A perfect activity for the fall. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Garden setting during the break! All levels welcome.


$85/$75 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 >

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | October 28 – 29, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.


$190, $175 members

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



Animal Signs Discovery Station: Local Night Creatures

Special Event | October 28 | 12-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Have you ever wanted to learn more about the animal tracks you have found in the Garden? The Animal Signs Discovery Station seeks to interpret animal signs (tracks, scat, scratches or marks on leaves/trees, digging, disturbed vegetation, constructed structures, etc...) left behind in the environment. Free with Garden admission.   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, October 29, 2017

Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | October 28 – 29, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.


$190, $175 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 >