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The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is located at the intersection of Wildcat Canyon Road and South Park Drive within Tilden Regional Park in the hills above Berkeley, California.






VISIT BY CAR

  • From western Alameda County, San Francisco,
        the Peninsula, or the South Bay


    Take Hwy 24 eastbound through the Caldecott Tunnel in the far right lane.

    Exit at Fish Ranch Road immediately after leaving the tunnel.

    Follow the road to the right and then follow the signs for Fish Ranch Road to the stop sign at Grizzly Peak Blvd (0.75 mile).

    Turn right on Grizzly Peak Blvd and continue for 3 miles to the stop sign at Golf Course Road/Centennial Drive.

    Turn right on Golf Course Road and continue for 1 mile to the stop sign at Shasta Road.

    Turn right on Shasta Road, continue for 0.2 mile, and merge right onto Wildcat Canyon Road.

    Continue for 0.1 mile to the Botanic Garden parking lot on the right.

    Restrooms are located in the parking lot; cross the street to enter the garden.

    If the parking lot is full, backtrack one short block to Anza View Road (a small, one-way street on the right only).

    Turn right on Anza View Road, park on the lawn side of the street, and enter the garden through the gate on Anza View Road.


  • From Contra Costa County and places east

    Take Hwy 24 westbound.

    Exit at Fish Ranch Road, just before the Caldecott Tunnel.

    At the end of the long off ramp, turn right on Fish Ranch Road. Continue for 0.7 mile to the stop sign at Grizzly Peak Blvd.

    Turn right on Grizzly Peak Blvd and continue for 3 miles to the stop sign at Golf Course Road/Centennial Drive.

    Turn right on Golf Course Road and continue for 1 mile to the stop sign at Shasta Road.

    Turn right on Shasta Road, continue for 0.2 mile, and merge right onto Wildcat Canyon Road.

    Continue for 0.1 mile to the Botanic Garden parking lot on the right.

    Restrooms are located in the parking lot; cross the street to enter the garden.

    If the parking lot is full, backtrack one short block to Anza View Road (a small, one-way street on the right only).

    Turn right on Anza View Road, park on the lawn side of the street, and enter the garden through the gate on Anza View Road.


  • From the North Bay and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

    Take I-580 west to the Albany/Buchanan Street left exit.

    Follow the off ramp road for 0.2 mile to the signal at Buchanan Street.

    Turn left on Buchanan Street and continue until it merges with Marin Avenue.

    Follow Marin Avenue east for 1.5 miles to the traffic roundabout. Go halfway around the roundabout and continue up Marin Avenue (the steepest street) for 0.5 mile to Euclid Avenue.

    Turn left on Euclid Avenue and continue for 0.6 mile to Grizzly Peak Blvd.

    Turn right on Grizzly Peak Blvd and continue for 1.2 miles to Shasta Road, on the left.

    Turn left on Shasta Road, follow it downhill for 0.4 mile (follow the sign to "All Other Facilities"), and merge right onto Wildcat Canyon Road.

    Continue for 0.1 mile to the Botanic Garden parking lot on the right.

    Restrooms are located in the parking lot; cross the street to enter the garden.

    If the parking lot is full, backtrack one short block to Anza View Road (a small, one-way street on the right only).

    Turn right on Anza View Road, park on the lawn side of the street, and enter the garden through the gate on Anza View Road.


  • From the I-80 corridor northeast of Berkeley
       (Fairfield, Davis, Sacramento, etc.)


    Take I-80 west towards Albany/Berkeley and take the Albany exit.

    Turn left at the end of the off ramp onto the frontage road.

    Follow the frontage road south for 0.4 mile as it curves under the overpass and merges with Buchanan Street.

    Continue east on Buchanan Street until it merges with Marin Avenue.

    Follow Marin Avenue east for 1.5 miles to the traffic roundabout. Go halfway around the roundabout and continue up Marin Avenue (the steepest street) for 0.5 mile to Euclid Avenue.

    Turn left onto Euclid Avenue and continue for 0.6 mile to Grizzly Peak Blvd.

    Turn right on Grizzly Peak Blvd and continue for 1.2 miles to Shasta Road, on the left.

    Turn left on Shasta Road, follow it downhill for 0.4 mile (follow the sign to "All Other Facilities"), and merge right onto Wildcat Canyon Road.

    Continue for 0.1 mile to the Botanic Garden parking lot on the right.

    Restrooms are located in the parking lot; cross the street to enter the garden.

    If the parking lot is full, backtrack one short block to Anza View Road (a small, one-way street on the right only).

    Turn right on Anza View Road, park on the lawn side of the street, and enter the garden through the gate on Anza View Road.


    VISIT BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    The area near the Regional Parks Botanic Garden is served by AC Transit bus lines. On weekdays, the bus stops about 0.5 mile uphill from the garden at Grizzly Peak Blvd and Shasta Road. On weekends, the bus stops about 0.1 mile from the garden at the Brazilian Room on Wildcat Canyon Road.

    For more information, contact

    AC Transit (510) 891-4700

    511 transit information

    BART (510) 465-2278

    SITE MAP

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