In 2019, the Directorship was assumed by Dr. Lewis Feldman, Professor of Plant Biology.
In 1976 the Mather Redwood Grove was dedicated in honor of Steven T Mather, a graduate of UC Berkeley in 1884 and the founding director of the National Park Service in 1916
A view of the UC Botanical Garden at its early on-campus location.
Thomas Harper Goodspeed officially became the Director of the UC Botanical Garden in 1934 and remained so until 1957. He had been a key figure in the operation of the UC Botanical Garden throughout the 1920s, becoming Garden Curator in 1926 and overseeing the Garden’s relocation to Strawberry Canyon. Originally drawn..Read more
In October 1962, 15 inches of rain fell in three days and Strawberry Creek was flooded, sweeping away all the plants along its banks. The Japanese Pool was completely destroyed and the lanterns and many of the 150 boulders involved in the pool’s construction were carried down downstream in the raging torrent. Thanks to the..Read more
When the Golden Gate Exhibition on Treasure Island closed in 1939, the Japanese exhibit was donated to the UC Botanical Garden on behalf of the Japanese government with the aid of the UC Japanese Alumni association. The exhibit consisted of a stone from Japan with lanterns and a bridge displayed as..Read more
Much of the grounds clearing and trail building was accomplished by Civilian Conservation Corps Company 751 who were assigned to Strawberry Canyon from October 5, 1933 to May 31, 1934. Over 200 young men from Nebraska and Missouri built check dams, constructed roads, and thinned the young tree plantations in the adjacent..Read more
The area now home to the UC Botanical Garden is occupied by Such Dairy Farm.
Eric Siegel becomes Director of the UC Botanical Garden following the retirement of Paul Licht.
The Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden is installed at the UC Botanical Garden.