Featured Event

 Beer Tasting in the Garden with Fort Point Beer Company

August 26 | 5:30 – 8 pm

Come enjoy the beautiful after-hours in the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley while sampling some delicious beers from San Francisco’s Fort Point Beer Company. Staff from Fort Point will be pouring a variety of 5 beers from their seasonal and signature collections. Visit the Garden’s hop vines (Humulus lupulus) in both our Herb Garden and Crops of the World Garden to complete the sensory experience. Light snacks will be served, including pretzels by Firebrand Artisan Bread; we welcome you to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the magical sunset hours with the Garden all to yourself.

About Fort Point
Fort Point Beer Company is a New American brewery – the product of a thriving American craft beer culture, shaped by deeply San Franciscan values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. We create balanced, thoughtful beers that reference traditional styles but are by no means bound to them. For us, brewing is the confluence of creative expression and refined technique. We want our beers to tell a story, inspire an idea, and be thoroughly enjoyable.

 

Annual Events

Spring Plant Sale

End of April

UCBG – Your Gardening Resource

Waterwise gardening is a sensible and responsible way of protecting our natural resources. The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world including an enhanced selection of California natives and a wide array of plants for lawn replacements. We also have the exotic and unusual such as rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, cacti and succulents, and more!

Great Advice and Guidance

The Garden’s expert staff and volunteers take pride in the plants we grow and propagate. We’ll be here to answer questions, give advice, and talk plants!

Bug Day

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. Visit over a dozen stations and booths presented by Garden Docents and community organizations featuring live insects, butterfly and bee crafts, honey tasting, and more!

Fall Plant Sale

Sunday, September 24, 2017 | Members’ Sale 9 – 10:30 am, Public Sale 10:30 am – 4 pm

UCBG – Your Gardening Resource

Waterwise gardening is a sensible and responsible way of protecting our natural resources. The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world including an enhanced selection of California natives and a wide array of plants for lawn replacements. We also have the exotic and unusual such as rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, cacti and succulents, and more!

Great Advice and Guidance

The Garden’s expert staff and volunteers take pride in the plants we grow and propagate. We’ll be here to answer questions, give advice, and talk plants!

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Mid-December

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Plus Monthly Bird and Butterfly Walks, check calendar for availability

Notable Events

Fall Harvest Dinner

Funds from this dinner and silent auction will go towards a wide array of education projects, such as gratis field-trips for low-income youth, low-cost workshops, outreach programs to schools, monthly Family Programs, exhibits and interpretation in the Garden, just to name a few.  We hope you will celebrate with us and we thank you for your support!

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Oliver Ranch Tour

Located in the heart of Sonoma County, 70 miles north of San Francisco, and known internationally for its wineries and scenic pleasures, the Oliver Ranch is home to 18 remarkable site-specific installations; the most recent of which is Ann Hamilton’s The tower where commissioned dance, poetry, theatre, and music performances take place. The picturesque 100-acre property was originally bought by Steve and Nancy Oliver in 1981 to graze a few extra sheep from, as Steve says, “My daughter’s 4-H project gone bad.” The ranch’s evolution from exiled sheep quarters to world-renowned sculpture ranch was gradual and organic, a natural convergence of the Olivers’ longstanding passion for art and deep connection to the land.