<< July 2018 >>

Sunday, July 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 >

Tuesday, July 3, 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, July 4, 2018

GARDEN CLOSED: 4th of July

Special Event | July 4 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Marykaren Mrowka

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will be closed to the public today. We will resume our regular hours on July 5th, 2018.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | July 5 | 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 >

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Diana Gameros + Alejandro Y Maria Laura

Performing Arts - Music | July 5 | 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: Diana Gameros + Alejandro Y Maria Laura

 $25 Adult, $23 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

Friday, July 6, 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, July 7, 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, July 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 >

Monday, July 9, 2018

Contemplating Connection: Photography Workshop

Workshop | July 9 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as a muse.

Any and all equipment are invited, including DSLRs, mobile phones, point-and-shoot, polaroid, and pinhole...   More >

 $80 / $75 UCBG members. Full series $300 / $290 UCBG members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Twilight Tuesdays: Bromeliad Walk

Tour/Open House | July 10 | 5-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Members, join us for a one hour walking tour through our Bromeliad collection, featuring our Queen of the Andes. This tour will be followed by pineapple cocktails in the Tropical House. - SOLD OUT.

Twilight Tuesdays will be open to the public during this walk. Admission into the Garden is free to members and UCBG staff, faculty and students. Admission is half off ticket pricing for the public.

 

 Link is for tour reservation only. No reservation required for Garden entry. Make reservations online

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | July 11 | 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, July 12, 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: Pre-Bastille Day Concert Fete

Performing Arts - Music | July 12 | 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: Hubby Jenkins (of Carolina Chocolate Drops) + Rainy Eyes

 $60 Adult, $50 UCBG Member Adult, $40 Youth 5-17yrs

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Friday, July 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 >

Saturday, July 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 >

Sunday, July 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 >

Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting

Special Event | July 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn how various woods can affect the aging and taste of locally crafted whiskeys with Wright & Brown Distilling Co, based in Oakland. Taste a variety of whiskeys discover the importance of oak barrels and nibble on snacks while looking out onto the California oaks and enjoy the glorious after-hours in the Garden.

This event is a part of our Year of Trees program series in the Garden.

 $60, $55 members

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

Monday, July 16, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | July 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date

 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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | July 17 | 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

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: The Low Anthem + Assateague

Performing Arts - Music | July 17 | 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: The Low Anthem + Assateague

 $26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $18 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SOLD OUT - Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | July 18 | 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

 SOLD OUT.

Thursday, July 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 >

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Nine Pound Shadow + We Are The West

Performing Arts - Music | July 19 | 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: Nine Pound Shadow + We Are The West

 $22 Adult, $20 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

Friday, July 20, 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, July 21, 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, July 22, 2018

Woodblock Printing Workshop

Workshop | July 22 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

We will begin this workshop in the Garden looking closely at plant forms and shape to create a graphic image inspired by our collections. Erin will walk you through the process of translating your design to a woodblock or linoleum block for carving. Each student will get a small wood block, linoleum block, and a 3 piece carving set to use and keep.

 $85 / $75 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, July 24, 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.

 Free with Garden Admission

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | July 25 | 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

Members' Walk: Australasia - SOLD OUT

Lecture | July 25 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy striking evergreen foliage with Horticulturist Clare Al-Witri on a in depth walking tour of the Australasian Area. Come and see plants in this collection that are native to New Zealand, subtropical regions of Australia and the high elevations of the South Pacific islands.

Members' Walk: Australasia tour is exclusively available to current members. Admission is free and registration is...   More >

 

  Register online

Thursday, July 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 >

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: John Brothers Piano Co + Luke Brechtelsbauer

Performing Arts - Music | July 26 | 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: John Brothers Piano Co + Luke Brechtelsbauer

 $26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $15 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

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

Friday, July 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 >

Saturday, July 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 >

Sunday, July 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 >

Monday, July 30, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | July 30 | 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

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Little Folkies + North Country Blue

Performing Arts - Music | July 31 | 5:15-7 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: Little Folkies + North Country Blue

 $15 Adult, $12 UCBG Member Adult, $7 Youth 3-17yrs, Free Under 3

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu