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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 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...   More >

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.



Wellness Wednesdays: First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Sport - Recreational | May 2 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Experience the Garden in a whole new way as you reconnect with your body and with nature in this 60-minute yoga walk. Through gentle movements, standing poses, and breathing exercises, we will walk through the Garden paths, pause at vistas and groves, and awaken your senses. This class is open to all bodies and led by Eugenia Park, a yoga instructor-Ayurveda wellness counselor, mediator, and dancer.


$20 / $15 UCBG Member / Free for UC Students, Faculty, and Staff

Register online.



Cactus and Agave Discovery Station

Special Event | May 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come learn all about cactus and agave at this month's Discovery Station.


All Audiences, Children

All Audiences, Children



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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, May 3, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, May 4, 2018

Designing with Palms with Jason Dewees

Lecture | May 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


The palm tree is so iconic that we can lose sight of the varied uses of palms for making lovely gardens and landscapes. Jason Dewees, author of Designing with Palms and longtime friend of the UC Botanical Garden, will give a presentation with photos by Caitlin Atkison on the power of palms in garden design.


$20 / $15 UCBG Member

Register online.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, May 5, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 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, 2019 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, May 6, 2018

Berkeley Morris Dancers for May Day

Tour/Open House | May 6 | 10-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Be entertained with a lively performance of the Berkeley Morris Dancers in the Garden's Entrance oval.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, May 8, 2018

Birds of Berkeley Bird Walk

Workshop | May 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join Birds of Berkeley author, Oliver James, for a bird walk in the Garden. Birds of Berkeley is a full-color field guide to 25 birds easily found in Berkeley proves that even the city’s avian residents are a little quirky. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.


$20, $18 UCBG members, Free for UC Students, Faculty, and Staff

SOLD OUT.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


This two-day class will focus on flowers and 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, 2019 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, May 11, 2018

National Public Gardens Day 2018

Special Event | May 11 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


In honor of National Public Garden Day, enjoy one complimentary admission! Follow this link to get your coupon:COUPONE
Valid for one admission on May 11th.



Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | May 11 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled


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.


THIS DATE CANCELLED.



Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


This two-day class will focus on flowers and 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, 2019 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, May 12, 2018

FAMILY PROGRAM: Pre-Mother's Day Birdhouse Construction

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


Botanical Garden


Kids and their favorite grown up are invited to team up and collaborate on this simple construction project. Working with carpenter and designer, Hannah Beatrice Quinn, assemble the birdhouse with hammer and nails, paint it, and add finishing touches materials from the Garden. Recommended for kids age 6 and up.


Children

$40 one child and one adult and one birdhouse kit, Additional adults attending: $12 adult chaperone, $8 member adult chaperone, Additional kids attending: $7 additional child, $5 additional member child

Register online.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, May 13, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | May 16 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come join Eugenia in reconnecting with our elemental bodies.
In this unique outdoor yoga class, we will explore our inner landscapes through breath, movement and stillness, surrounded by acres of sensational gardens. This class is for every body. No experience necessary. Bring yoga mat and/or blanket.


$15 / $10 UCBG Member, UC Berkeley staff, students, and faculty

Register online.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Understanding Redwood Giants: Using Science to Protect the Tallest Forests

Lecture | May 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join Emily Burns, Director of Science for the Save the Redwoods League, for a morning in our Redwood Grove. Home to endangered species and notable for their remarkable carbon storage capacity, coast redwood forests stand today in a rapidly changing world.


Free with Garden Admission ($12 adult/$10 seniors), Free for UCBG Members/UC Students, Staff, Faculty

Register online.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, May 18, 2018

Endangered Plants of the UC Botanical Garden

Tour/Open House | May 18 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


May 18, 2018 is Endangered Species Day! In honor of this event, we are hosting a special tour of the Garden's endangered plants with Research Affiliate and former Associate Director of Collections and Horticulture Chris Carmichael.


Free with Garden Admission

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, 2019 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, May 19, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, May 20, 2018

Drawing on the Run with Karen LeGault

Workshop | May 20 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Do you ever want to stop and sketch your views while you are traveling or visiting special places? Using pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil, we will go through some exercises to learn a few simple but effective techniques to record our experiences so we can enjoy them, or even work from them, later.


$75 / $65 UCBG Members

Register online.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, May 22, 2018

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 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 on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.


All Audiences

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

Free with Garden Admission

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Restoring San Francisco's Rare Manzanitas

Lecture | May 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


San Francisco hosts two of the rarest manzanitas in the world: Raven's Manzanita (Arctostaphylos montana subsp. ravenii) and Franciscan Manzanita (Arctostaphylos franciscana). These endangered species grew together in a distinct maritime chaparral habitat that once covered the serpentine hilltops of San Francisco. Their story is one of discovery, loss, salvage, and restoration, with a bit...   More >


Free with Garden Admission ($12 adult/$10 senior), Free for UCBG Members/UCB students, staff and faculty

Register online, or by calling 510-643-2755.



Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | May 23 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.


$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff

Register online.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop | May 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:
15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
Your formula blended into a .25 oz...   More >


$85 / $75 UCBG Members

Register online.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | May 25 | 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, 2019 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, May 26, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, May 27, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | May 30 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come join Eugenia in reconnecting with our elemental bodies.
In this unique outdoor yoga class, we will explore our inner landscapes through breath, movement and stillness, surrounded by acres of sensational gardens. This class is for every body. No experience necessary. Bring yoga mat and/or blanket.


$15 / $10 UCBG Member, UC Berkeley staff, students, and faculty

Register online.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Members Walk: Deserts of the Americas

Lecture | May 31 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Join Horticulturist, Basil Medeiros, for a free members-only walk and talk through the Garden's Deserts of the Americas collection (including the Arid House).


Register online.



Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >