The Garden is closed November 18 due to poor air quality. Please take the precautions needed to stay healthy and safe in these conditions. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the wildfires.


Parking is available in a lot located across the street from the main entrance to the Garden. It is a pay lot at the rate of $1 per hour and is enforced all day. The lot is operated by UC Berkeley’s Department of Parking and Transportation.

Getting Here By Shuttle

Due to the upcoming strike, campus shuttle services will not be running Tuesday, October 23 to Thursday, October 25. For more information, visit the Parking and Transportation website.

From Downtown Berkeley Bart, Monday – Friday (no weekend service): 

  • Take the Campus Perimeter shuttle from the Bank of America building (2129 Shattuck Ave.) in downtown Berkeley to Hearst Mining Circle.
  • At the Hearst Mining Circle transfer to the H (Hill) Line shuttle which brings you directly to the Botanical Garden.
  • Each shuttle costs $1.

H Line Shuttle         Perimeter Shuttle

Game Days

Directions to the UC Botanical Garden may be affected by football games at California Memorial Stadium. For a list of upcoming game days, visit the Cal football website.

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