Refocus and be restored by the Garden’s beauty on a self-guided contemplative tour of the collection. This free downloadable guide offers quiet locations in the Garden to read a poem, take in nature’s beauty, or just simply ‘be’. Set aside your stress and worries for a time to help yourself relax and build resilience for these challenging times. Download here.

All docent-led tours are suspended during this time. Please check back for the most current information or email gardentours@berkeley.edu with questions.

Discover the world of plants at the UC Botanical Garden. With paid admission, we offer free docent-led Plants of the World tours on the first Wednesday of the month and every Thursday – Sunday at 1:30 pm. Free tours are not for organized groups, due to limited space. Groups should schedule a private tour; choose from a variety of topics, listed below. Each tour can be designed to accommodate your needs, and any tour topic can be modified for an adult audience or special group.