Hours & Admission
Reservations are recommended to enter the Garden except for Garden Members or UC Berkeley affiliates (membership card and/or ID required).
Open Daily: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Members Only Hour: 9:00–10:00 am
Garden Shop and Plant Deck: 10:30 am–4:30 pm
Closed the First and Third Tuesday of the month
Check our calendar for holiday and special event closures
Redwood Grove and Glass Houses: close at 4:00 pm
Please note that there may be path disruptions throughout the Garden for important maintenance and horticultural projects. The Redwood Grove may be closed for Rentals or special events. Please check the Grove schedule at the bottom of this page. The Tropical House is closed for interior renovations. Please call ahead if you are interested in accessing a particular area.
Amenities Available: Accessible restrooms, benches, picnic tables, water bottle filling stations, bike rack
Plan Your Visit: Read our visitor tips and guidelines here so you can plan your best visit. View and print the Garden’s printable PDF map here, and find information about parking and how to get to the Garden here.
Accessibility: We welcome all visitors and are actively working on accessibility improvements. The grounds include areas of paved pathways, as well as unpaved paths that may be narrow, rocky, uneven, or steep. There are three accessible parking spots available in the main Garden parking lot. Trained service dogs are allowed to enter the Garden grounds but must first check in and be cleared at the Kiosk by Garden staff.
|Youth (5– 17)||$8|
|Children 4 and under||Free|
|Museums for All with EBT card + ID||$3|
|NARM/ROAM/AHS Reciprocal Members with card + ID||Free|
No Reservation Required (Bring ID):
|UCB faculty, staff, & students; LBNL, UCOP staff||Free|
|UCBG Members with Card||Free|
Purchase Admission to the UC Botanical Garden
Reservations are recommended to enter the Garden unless you are a UCBG Member or UC affiliate.
Reservation slots are released every Thursday for reservations up to 4-weeks out.
Consider becoming a member online today for free access without a reservation, including 9:00 am Members hour!
Click button below to open all next available dates and times starting with today.
Holiday Hours: The Garden will close early at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23. The Garden will close early at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 23, and will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25, Sunday, Dec. 31, and Monday, Jan. 1.
Starting in 2024 the Garden will be closed every Tuesday for maintenance and special projects.
UCBG for All: Reduced and Free Admission Programs
The Garden welcomes the entire community and offers free and reduced admission opportunities to lower barriers of entry.
UCBG is a proud partner in Museums for All, a collaborative initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services that ensures every child and family has access to a world-class museum experience by offering reduced admission. Guests with an EBT card can receive discounted $3 Admission for up to four individuals. UCBG online reservations are recommended with Museums For All. Guests show their EBT card with valid ID at the Kiosk.
UCBG is a partner of Discover & Go, a nationally recognized museum pass program that provides current California library cardholders with free and discounted tickets to local museums and cultural institutions. The Garden pass includes 1 free adult and 1 free junior admission. Limit 1 pass redemption per year; blackout dates apply. UCBG online reservations are not required with Discover & Go. Guests show their Discover & Go Pass with valid ID at the Kiosk
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
There is a 20-person limit to regular reservations. Admission for groups above 20 people must be made by email reservation in advance to guarantee admittance together. Email your date, time, and details to email@example.com to make arrangements.
Can I make a reservation over the phone?
If you are having difficulty making an online reservation, please call 510-643-2755 (CA Relay Service) to check availability and, with confirmation, pay at the Gate.
- Sat, Oct 21 from 1:30 pm to end of day
- Sun, Oct 22 from 9:00 to 11:30 am
- Sat, Nov 18 all day