Regional Parks Botanic Garden

The garden is a living museum of California native plants located within Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, California. It is a 10 acre sanctuary for thousands of the states rare and endangered plants in many habitats from the High Sierra to the serpentine barrens of the Coast Ranges, and from the northern rain forests to the southern deserts. Most plants are identified with labels. Flowers bloom every month of the year, reaching a spectacular peak in spring through midsummer. In the fall and winter, the garden is decorated with the vibrant hues of ripening fruits, changing leaves, and colorful twigs.

Operating Hours

From October 1 though May 31, the Garden is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. From June 1 through September 30, the Garden is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Garden is closed on January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.


They offer free, docent led public tours of the Garden at 2:00 p.m. on most Saturdays and Sundays.


Admission to the Garden and parking is free.

Disabled Access

Many of the paths are steep so please request help to access the areas that have more gentle slopes.


Located within Tilden Regional Park

Wildcat Canyon Rd and S Park Dr

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Contact Info

Phone: (510) 544-3169 or email: