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Name:
University of California Botanical Garden
Phone:
510-643-2755
Address:
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

April 19, 2014

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. Price includes 4 eggs per participant. Two session times available: 10 – 10:45 am or 2 – 2:45 pm. Registration required: Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Date: April 19, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $15, $12 members. (Price includes admission to the Garden.)

April 27, 2014

Join us for our annual Spring Plant Sale. We will feature a wide range of drought-resistant, water-wise plants. Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be available to discuss plant selection, gardening ideas, and tips to help conserve water while maintaining a beautiful garden! As always, we will have a rich selection of exotic and rare plants including an expanded selection of Mediterranean-climate plants well suited to our local climate.

Date: April 27, 2014 9:00 am

May 10, 2014

Come learn how to make all sorts of wonderful things with herbs. You’ll learn about the plants that give us wonderful fragrance and healing properties on a tour of the Herb Garden and then we’ll return to our classroom to l earn how to make teas, salves, mists and more.

Registration is required.

Date: May 10, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $25/$20 members/$10 adult chaperones

June 15, 2014

Join Garden docents and entomologists for a weekend of fun and exciting insect related programs. From tours of the Garden in search of pollinators to hands on demonstrations and interactions with live specimens this is sure to “bee” a great event.

Date: June 15, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: Free with garden admission

June 16, 2014

Every year from mid-June to mid-August the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden’s Education Program offers Green Stuff, a fun hands-on science day camp for children ages 5 to 10.  Examples of activities campers might do include:

  • Go on a five senses tour of the Garden
  • Learn about amazing plant adaptations and habitat diversity
  • Taste foods growing in our Crops of the World garden
  • Become a young botanist and see plant parts up close under microscopes
  • Experiment with growing your own seedlings
  • Hunt for garden animals including birds, newts, lizards
    and compost critters
  • Discover how Native Americans of California used plants
  • Make crafts from plant material to take home
  • Investigate in a different part of the Garden everyday!

Green Stuff is wonderfully small camp, limited to 12 children per week with 2 counselors, where each child gets very personal attention. We break-up into even smaller groups for walks with our Botanical Garden docents – 6 children and a counselor with a docent. The counselors are two well-trained UC Berkeley students, undergraduate or graduate students in Plant Sciences and/or Education, who have experience and a love for educating young children and sharing the wonders of plants and nature.

There are five sessions for kids age 5-7:

Space is limited, register online.

 

 

Start: June 16, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 1, 2014 2:00 pm
Cost: $220 /$240 non-members

June 23, 2014

Every year from mid-June to mid-August the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden’s Education Program offers Green Stuff, a fun hands-on science day camp for children ages 5 to 10.  Examples of activities campers might do include:

  • Go on a five senses tour of the Garden
  • Learn about amazing plant adaptations and habitat diversity
  • Taste foods growing in our Crops of the World garden
  • Become a young botanist and see plant parts up close under microscopes
  • Experiment with growing your own seedlings
  • Hunt for garden animals including birds, newts, lizards
    and compost critters
  • Discover how Native Americans of California used plants
  • Make crafts from plant material to take home
  • Investigate in a different part of the Garden everyday!

Green Stuff is wonderfully small camp, limited to 12 children per week with 2 counselors, where each child gets very personal attention. We break-up into even smaller groups for walks with our Botanical Garden docents – 6 children and a counselor with a docent. The counselors are two well-trained UC Berkeley students, undergraduate or graduate students in Plant Sciences and/or Education, who have experience and a love for educating young children and sharing the wonders of plants and nature.

There are three sessions available for kids ages 8-10:

Space is limited, register online.

Start: June 23, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 11, 2014 2:00 pm
Cost: $220 /$240 non-members

July 3, 2014

Free admission and walk-up, hands-on plant activities for the whole family!

Date: July 3, 2014 11:00 am

August 9, 2014

Children of all ages, together with their parent/guardian, will explore amazing world of plants – discover where and how they grow, and pot-up their plants to take home.

Please register by calling or emailing.

Date: August 9, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $15/$10 members

September 13, 2014

Observe, draw, predict, dissect, describe, compare, journal and diagram their discoveries as they study edible roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. Exploring and tasting fresh produce is a central theme of Botany on Your Plate. Children learn about the nutrient values of these edible plant parts while savoring the taste, texture, and aromas of foods from the gardens of the world. Through their own hands-on investigations, children’s interest in edible plants (fruits and vegetables) is heightened.

Date: September 13, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $20/$15 members

October 5, 2014

There will be crafts, food, talks, docent tours, corn husk dolls and food tastings and demos.

Date: October 5, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: Free with Garden admission

October 9, 2014

Part of the botanical art series with Catherine Watters. Registration required.

Date: October 9, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $90

November 8, 2014

Come join the Garden on this special journey to discover the many wonderful creatures living in the Garden. On our animal hunt, we will learn about newts, birds, butterflies, frogs, lizards, foxes, snakes and more! Hone your skills of observation and learn how plants and animals live together. Program includes a light breakfast and a copy of the “Illustrated Guide to the Common Animals of the East Bay Hills” (one per family).

Date: November 8, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $15/$12 members

December 13, 2014

Join the Garden for this family program as we create gifts and festive decorations inspired by the Garden’s diverse collection of plants. Make beautiful nature-inspired crafts, including: Nature-filled globes, Mini evergreen wreaths, Greeting cards from pressed botanicals, Garden animal ornaments, and Pine cone bird feeders, Plus refreshments & good cheer! All materials provided.

Date: December 13, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $20/$18 members