Visit the UC Botanical Garden
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Garden! You will notice a number of changes to better control the flow of visitors and facilitate six feet physical distancing guidelines. Changes you may notice include: modified hours, reservation for admission, some closures and adjusted services, and relocation of plant sales.
The Garden is open by reservation only
Open Daily, 12 – 5 pm
Plants for sale in the Entrance Plaza with a focus on California natives, cacti, and succulents.
- Indoor Garden Shop
- Water Fountain
Please note that there will be path disruptions throughout the Garden, as we manage visitation flow and allow for important horticultural projects.
Restrooms, benches, and water bottle filling stations will be available
Online advanced admission tickets are required for all visitors, including members
See dates below to make your reservation. Members must login to receive their free admission.
|Juniors (7– 17)||$7|
|Children 6 and under||Free|
|UCBG Members; UCB faculty, staff, & students; LBNL staff; UCOP staff||Free|
Reservations are required to enter the Garden. Reservations must be made online via a timed-ticketing reservation system before you arrive at the Garden. You are limited to 6 total tickets per reservation.
Members must login to receive their free admission. Not a member? Join online today!
Reservation slots are released every Friday for the following Wednesday to Wednesday week.
For ticket/visit questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-643-2755
While at the Garden, the following guidelines must be followed by all visitors. Per California Health and Safety Code § 120295:
Face coverings are required for visitors over the age of two. Those with medical, safety, and disability exceptions are not required to wear a face covering.
Please keep 6 feet of distance between you and other visitors who are not in your social group.
Please wash your hands, refrain from touching your face, and use hand sanitizer often.
Walk on the right side and pass on the left single file. Please do not step off the paths.
While UCBG has taken necessary safety protocols and procedures, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Please stay home if you are sick.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW CAN I VISIT THE GARDEN?
The Garden is only open to card holding UCBG Members starting July 14th through the 20th. Not a member yet? Become a member today!
Members will receive information on how to login to our reservation system, and they will then reserve in advance for a timed entrance slot.
The Garden will be open to the public beginning July 22nd.
WHAT WILL I NEED FOR MY VISIT?
Please bring your ID or Garden membership card. Face coverings and physical distancing measures will be required.
I AM A ROAM/NARM/APGA MEMBER. CAN I RESERVE A TICKET AT THIS TIME?
The Garden is open to UCBG members only July 14th through July 20th. We look forward to seeing all of our affiliated partner members starting July 22nd!
WHAT IF I ARRIVE LATE?
We may not be able to accommodate late entries over 30 minutes. If you need to reschedule, please contact us at 510-643-2755.
CAN I GET A TICKET AT THE ENTRANCE?
With some special exceptions, all tickets are sold online only. We will not process ticket reservations at the entrance until further notice.
CAN I MAKE A RESERVATION OVER THE PHONE?
Yes. For assistance with reservations, please call 510-643-2755.
I’M HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE REGISTER SECTION OF YOUR SITE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you are Member and having trouble Registering on our site, or if it is not recognizing your membership package for free admission, please email our membership department at email@example.com
HOW DO I KNOW MY RESERVATION WENT THROUGH?
DO I NEED A RESERVATION FOR MY CHILD?
Yes. All children will need to be included in your reservation.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION/EXCHANGE POLICY?
If you find you will be unable to make your timed entrance, please call 510-643-2755 to reschedule. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the Garden.
IS PARKING AVAILABLE?
Limited parking is available at the UCBG parking lot, which is located across Centennial Drive from the Main Garden entrance. The rate is $1/hour payable by credit card or cash at a pay station or via the parking app. Parking is not guaranteed.
WHAT SERVICES/AREAS OF THE GARDEN ARE BEING AFFECTED?
- Temporary Closures: Indoor Garden Shop, Glass Houses, Water Fountain (bottle filling station open), and Picnic Tables. Please note that there will be path disruptions throughout the Garden, as we manage visitation flow and important horticultural projects.
- Temporarily, we are not offering the Plants of the World Tours or onsite public programs.
- Restrooms, benches, and water bottle filling stations will be available.
- The lawn is open but please no picnicing.
HOW MANY TICKETS CAN I RESERVE?
In order to reduce group sizes, we are limiting reservations to 6 tickets. Members will receive the number of free admission tickets associated with their Membership level. Visit our website for more information about membership level packages at botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/
WHAT IS THE GARDEN DOING TO ADDRESS SAFETY?
You will notice a number of changes to the Garden entrance/ exit and check-in areas, restrooms, and other typically high-traffic areas of the collection to better control the flow of visitors and facilitate 6-ft physical distancing guidelines.
NOTE: While the Garden is taking measures to adhere to local and state guidelines, there is an inherent risk with visiting a public space.
MY TICKET HAS AN END TIME, CAN I STAY LONGER?
We are using timed-ticketing as a way to achieve the need for physical distancing, particularly in and around our entrance/exit. You must arrive at or near your timed admission start time to be admitted. You can stay beyond the two hour reservation time, but please be sensitive to other visitors time in the Garden.
WE ARE OUTSIDE. WHY DO I HAVE TO WEAR A FACE COVERING AT ALL TIMES?
We are following the City of Berkeley mandates and California Health and Safety Codes. Face coverings protect fellow visitors and unseen staff members and volunteers working within the Garden. Let’s all protect each other!
ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
Pets are not allowed in the Garden due to the sensitivity of our plant collection. However, trained service dogs are allowed. The Garden follows these guidelines: http://access-guide.berkeley.