Sick Plant Clinic
Saturday, April 2, 9 am - noon
Join Dr. Raabe for his monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.
Extreme Plants: Desert Gardens for Kids
Saturday, April 9, 1 - 2:30 pm
Children of all ages, together with accompanying parent/guardian, will explore those amazing plants known as succulents that thrive in extremely dry environments. The program features a mini-tour of the Arid House and Desert collections, refreshments made from edible succulents and a garden project kids can take home.
$20, $17 members. Price includes one adult and one child with one potted garden; $12 each additional child, adult and garden per family. Registration required.
Sunday, April 10, 11am - 2 pm
In need of an accessory for the Green Gala or wedding season? Let the Garden help you spruce up your wardrobe for any spring garden party with a one-of-a kind Garden-inspired accessory. GoGo Craft will teach you how to make a beautiful Felt Rose Hair Adornment inspired by the Garden of Old Roses. And if hair clips aren't your thing - turn your rose into a pin! This project is perfect for crafters of all skill levels and materials & refreshments are provided.
$25, $20 members, UCB students, staff and faculty. Price includes two accessories. Registration required
NEW CLASS! Botanical Latin: It's a dead language but it's still aliiiive!
Tuesday, April 12, 1 - 4:30 pm
You're invited to join us for a brief introduction to botanical Latin. We'll look at some common Latin and Greek roots for plant names and botanical terms, and use some simple rules of thumb to pronounce plant names with confidence. Al Luongo originally developed this course for the New York Botanical Garden and now he's bringing it to Berkeley! The workshop includes a copy of the full course notes including a list of useful books and web sites with refreshments.
$30, $25 members. Registration required.
Garden StrollersWednesday, April 13, 11 - 11:45 am
For parents with their children under 3 years old, this 45 minute tour will guide you around the Garden and end on the lawn for gentle play and snacks (bring your own).
Free with Garden admission. Reservations requested.
Horticultural Walk: Californian Area Tuesday, April 14, 1 pm
Join horticulturist Ken Bates for a tour through the California Area, the Garden's largest collection. See native flora from diverse regions of the state. Representing close to one-quarter of the state's native species, the U.C. Botanical Garden showcases one of the largest species collections of native California plants anywhere.
Members only. Free. Registration required.
Saturday, April 16
Join Garden docents for free tours of Plants of the World throughout the day as a part of this campus-wide event. Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations and special discounts. Stroll through the Garden, visit the Garden Shop, relax with your family and friends, and maybe even pick up a new passion for horticulture! Tours at 11 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm.
Free Garden admission for everyone.
Naturally Dyed Easter EggsSunday, April 24, 1 - 2:30 pm
This hands-on workshop will introduce children to the joy of natural dyes while they make their own patterns on eggs with brilliant plant-based colors.
$20, $15 members. Price includes one adult and one child and 6 eggs per child, $10 each additional child or adult per family. Registration required.
Butterfly WalkTuesday, April 26, 3 - 4 pm
Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and caterpillar lady as she guides you through the collection in search of butterflies.
Free with Garden Admission. Registration required.
Spring Plant Sale
Friday & Saturday, April 29 - 30
Members' Preview Sale: Friday, April 29, 5 - 7:30 pm
Public Sale:Saturday April 30, 10 am-2 pm
Shop our Spring Plant Sale! Those who have been to our plant sales know that we offer the cure for plant lust with a huge selection of unique and diverse plants, expert advisors and great service all in the splendid setting of the Bay Area's most spectacular public garden.
Morris Dancers for May DaySunday, May 1, 1:30 pm
Celebrate May Day at the Garden. The Berkeley Morris Dancers will perform their traditional rites of spring. Free with Garden admission
National Public Gardens DayFriday, May 6, 9 am - 5 pm
Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with UCBG! National Public Gardens Day is a celebration of America's public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation and education. Better Homes and Gardens magazine offers BHG readers a free admission coupon for two to visit participating public gardens on National Public Gardens Day (visit their website at bhg.com for coupon). To show our gratitude for your support we'll be featuring special tours and activities throughout the day. Get out there and enjoy your local green spaces - for free! There will be docent-led tours at 11am and 1pm leaving from the Garden shop.
Free admission with BHG coupon
Always check the Garden Calendar for event details and updates.
Reservations are accepted daily, including weekends, 9 am - 4:30 pm.
Call 510-643-2755 x03 for event registration or to purchase/renew a membership.