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.
Concerts in the Redwood Grove - This Charming Band
Thursday | September1|5:30 pm
This Charming Band is the preeminent Smiths tribute band. They have played to sold out audiences at some of the best venues on the West Coast and around the country - including the House of Blues (Las Vegas), Bimbo's, Slim's and the Troubadour. This is your chance to hear the literary, lilting dream-pop of Smiths songs performed live under the trees in the stunning Redwood Grove. You won't want to miss our closing night event of the Summer Concert Series.
Doors at 5:00; show at 5:30
Adults: $12, $10 for Members/UCB; Youth: $5 (under 5 free)
Sick Plant Clinic
Saturday | September 3 | 9 am - noon
Bay Area residents have brought their ailing plants to the sick plant clinic for more than 20 years now for diagnosis by a team of volunteer plant pathologists and entomologists from UC Berkeley and regional parks groups as well as private plant consultants. 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. Read the 6/29 San Francisco Chronicle article about the Clinic.
|Pyrus communis 'Conference'|
by Catherine Watters
Botanical Latin: It's a dead language but it's still aliiiiive.
Tuesday | September 13 | 10:30 am - 2 pm
Back by popular demand! Join the Garden for a brief introduction to botanical Latin. Learn the names for plants and the way they are constructed. We'll look at some common Latin and Greek roots for plant names and botanical terms, and use 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! Workshop will include refreshments and a full copy of course notes. Pre-registration required; $30, $25 members
Botanical Art: Painting Apples, Pears, Quince
Friday | September 16 | 10 am - 4 pm
These beautiful fruits are wonderful botanical art subjects! Celebrated botanical artist Catherine Watters will teach you how to compose your painting and capture their elegant shapes and rich colors. Students will be instructed on the use of shadows, highlights and the mixing of colors. All levels are welcome and students may use graphite, colored pencils or watercolor.
Pre-registration required; $80, $75 members
Garden of Mouthings: Artful Garden Installation
September 16 - Spring 2012
Exhibition: Free with Garden admission beginning September 16
Can you see the queen bee in this photo of the Observation Hive by Melanie Hofmann?
Sunday | September 11 |2 - 3:30 pm
Sunday | September 18 | 2 - 3:30 pm
An expert docent will be available to explain the bee activity revealed when you open the door to our Observation Hive located inside the Tropical House. Find the queen and her court. Identify larvae, eggs and honey in the comb and understand the roles of bees.
Free with Garden admission. Registration not required.
Fall Plant Sale
Sunday | September 25
Members' Sale: 9 - 10:30 am Public Sale (Free!): 10:30 am - 2 pm
Eastern North American Member Walk
Tuesday | September 27 | 1 - 2 pm
Join horticulturist Colin Baxter as he guides you on this unique autumn tour of the Garden's Eastern North American collection. The tour will highlight a rich assortment of summer perennials, an endangered conifer and the deciduous trees which give so much pleasure during their fall color display.
Pre-registration required; members-only; free
Tuesday | September 27 | 3 - 4 pm
Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and caterpillar lady, as she guides you through the collection in search of butterflies. Space is limited. Children welcome.
Free with Garden admission