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The Extraordinary Floral Diversity of the Berkeley Botanical Garden

August 06, 2018

If you happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area and are in the mood to tour 34 acres of breathtaking floral variety, where should you go? If you said the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, then you are absolutely right. The garden, which is technically located in Oakland, overlooks San Francisco Bay and offers visitors the chance to explore some 12,000 species and subspecies of plants from six continents. We’re especially fond of the extensive rhododendron collection (from Asia) and the Mediterranean collection, which includes plants from Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Syria, and Turkey. Guided tours are held all year at 1:30 P.M. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. If you plan to visit the ever popular Redwood Grove, call ahead to make sure it’s open to the public on that particular day, as it’s often booked for weddings and other private events.

Address: 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045

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