Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Berkeley

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The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a 10-acre botanical garden located in Tilden Regional Park in the Berkeley Hills, east of Berkeley, California, in the United States. It showcases California native plants, and is open to the public in daylight hours every day of the year except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
The Garden was founded on January 1, 1940. Notable specimens include nearly all the state's conifers and oaks, a very good collection of wild lilacs, perhaps the most complete collection of California manzanitas anywhere, expanding collections of Californian native bunchgrasses and aquatics, and representatives of some 300 rare and endangered vascular taxa of California. The Garden is organized into sections, each representing a distinctive natural area in California:
Southern California Shasta-Klamath Valley-Foothill Santa Lucia Channel Islands Sierran Redwood Sea Bluff Pacific Rain Forest Franciscan By using our Berkeley trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Regional Parks Botanic Garden and other attractions in Berkeley.
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  • This is an entirely different experience than the U of Cal Berkeley Botanical Gardens. This one is devoted to native California plants. Unfortunately we did not have the time or energy to devote to...  more »
  • One of the nicest escapes in the East Bay is to visit the Botanical Gardens in Tilden Park. April and May are particularly nice when the flowers are blooming and everything is rejuvenating from...  more »
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  • I grew up close to this park,when I was 4, and my parents( father) would take me to this park.There was a pony ride a fairies wheel. It was a fun place to go. My favorite was the train rides.
  • A retreat from the hustle of the city to baptize yourself in the embrace of nature of a great variety of trees, bushes, flowers, bridges, and winding trails. The Park even provide free WiFi in its mountainous terrain. A joyful place for a serene and recluse break.

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