The Garden is open! Make a reservation online.

Online advanced admission tickets are required for all visitors that are not UCBG Members or Cal Affiliates.

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 Campus 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. Centennial Drive below the Botanical Garden is closed 4 hours prior to kickoff. Centennial Drive from Grizzly Peak to the Garden remains open. Click here for driving detour information. For a list of upcoming game days and times, visit the Cal football website.

View Football Schedule

Sep 4 (Sat)    3:30 PM Road Closure (7:30 PM game)
Sep 18 (Sat)   9:00 AM (1:00 PM game)
Oct 2 (Sat)    TBD
Oct 23 (Sat)   TBD
Oct 30 (Sat)   TBD
Nov 13 (Sat)   TBD