Online advanced admission tickets are required for all visitors, including members.

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.

Please read our Visit Guidelines and FAQs before visiting the Garden.

Make a reservation to visit the Garden



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

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

  • Take the Campus Perimeter shuttle from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station (Shattuck Avenue @ Addison Street) 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.

View Football Schedule