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Friday, June 1, 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 >

Saturday, June 2, 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, June 3, 2018

Early Garden Closure 1pm

Special Event | June 3 | 1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


The Garden will be closing early for an internal event. Last Garden entry 12:30pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience.



CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | June 3 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled


Botanical Garden


The docent-led tour is canceled on this date; the Garden is closing early for a private event.


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

Tuesday, June 5, 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, June 6, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

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


Botanical Garden


Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.



Wellness Wednesdays: First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Sport - Recreational | June 6 | 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

Register online.



Ferns Discovery Station

Special Event | June 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Come learn about ferns 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, June 7, 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 >



REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Yacouba Sissoko + Baba Ken Okulolo and the Nigerian Brothers

Performing Arts - Music | June 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove


Botanical Garden


SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Yacouba Sissoko +
Babá Ken Okulolo & the Nigerian Brothers


All Audiences, General Public

All Audiences

$26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

SOLD OUT. Buy tickets by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

Friday, June 8, 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 >

Saturday, June 9, 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, June 10, 2018

Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery Construction

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


Botanical Garden


Come learn all about traditional Japanese woodworking. Through understanding a variety of tools and their use in making joinery, you will leave with knowledge of creating beautiful wood to wood connections with no glues or fasteners! Instructor Jay Van Arsdale will bring tools and joinery samples, and after a morning or demonstration students will be able to try their hand at using them.


$75, $65 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, June 12, 2018

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | June 12 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Discover the signature trees from around the world at the UC Botanical Garden.


Free for Members or with Garden Admission

Register online, or by calling 510-664-7606, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | June 13 | 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 and dress warmly.


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

Register online.

Thursday, June 14, 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 >



REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Berkeley Symphony and Friends

Performing Arts - Music | June 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove


Botanical Garden


SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Berkeley Symphony presents Matthew Szemela & Friends perform Mozart and Mendelssohn


All Audiences, General Public

All Audiences

$29 Adult, $27 UCBG Member Adult, $15 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

SOLD OUT.

Friday, June 15, 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 >

Saturday, June 16, 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, June 17, 2018

Family Day at the Garden: Bug Day!

Workshop | June 17 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley presents “Bug Day”, a family-friendly interactive event that explores the world of insects. From plant-eating bugs to bug-eating plants, “good bugs” and “bad bugs,” insects that travel through water, soil or air, the beautiful and the bizarre, there is so much to discover.


All Audiences, Children

All Audiences



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, June 19, 2018

Crafting Cocktail Bitters from Plants

Workshop | June 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Learn how bark, leaves, roots and fruit are extracted and blended to create bitters, the salt & pepper of craft cocktails.


$60 / $55 UCBG Members

Register online.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | June 20 | 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, June 21, 2018

SOLD OUT - Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Special Event | June 21 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Celebrate the first day of summer with this special outdoor concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoods. Close your eyes and experience the natural meditative quality of the forest and bird song layered with serene sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls.


$25, $20 Garden members

SOLD OUT.



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 >



The Harmonic Forest: Talk by Jovino Santos Neto

Lecture | June 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


The Harmonic Forest: Musical chords heard as trees

Jovino Santos Neto, in addition to being a world-class Brazilian pianist and composer, holds a degree in Environmental Biology from McGill University. In his 15-year apprenticeship with the legendary Hermeto Pascoal in Brazil, Jovino learned about Hermeto’s unique intuitive approach to musical concepts. In this lecture, Jovino will connect his...   More >


Free with Garden admission; Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty, Free for Concert Ticket holders for 6/21

Register online.



REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Jovino Santos Neto + Gyan Riley

Performing Arts - Music | June 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove


Botanical Garden


SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Jovino Santos Neto + Gyan Riley


All Audiences, General Public

All Audiences

$26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | June 22 | 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, or by calling 510-664-7606.



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, June 23, 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, June 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 >

Tuesday, June 26, 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



Twilight Tuesdays: Butterflies in the Bay Area

Special Event | June 26 | 5-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Twilight Tuesday is your opportunity to explore the Garden during its most magical time of day. Enjoy a picnic dinner with family, take a stroll at sunset with friends or bring a date!

During our first Twilight Tuesday, come chat with Sally Levinson, Garden Volunteer and Caterpillar Lady, about butterflies in the SF Bay Area. Check out a viewing table of live specimens!

This event is free...   More >

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | June 27 | 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, June 28, 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 >



REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Charlie Parr + Paper Wings

Performing Arts - Music | June 28 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove


Botanical Garden


SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Charlie Parr + Paper Wings


All Audiences, General Public

All Audiences

$24 Adult, $22 UCBG Member Adult, $15 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

SOLD OUT.

Friday, June 29, 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 >

Saturday, June 30, 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 >