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Garden hours
June 1 - September 30     8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
October 1 - May 31          8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25

Weekly plant sales
Thursday mornings, May - December, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., at the Potting Shed

Seeds
Available during open hours in the Visitor Center lobby

Admission
Admission and parking at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden are always free.

Guidelines for Visitors
The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a beautiful living museum. Please respect its mission by following our rules.

  • Walk on paths or lawns, not in plant beds.
  • Provide adult supervision for children at all times.

    Avoid the following prohibited activities in the garden:
  • Removing plant parts or specimens
  • Removing gravel, rocks, or soil
  • Bringing dogs into the garden
  • Riding bicycles (park and lock your bike or walk it around the garden)
  • Climbing trees or shrubs
  • Throwing frisbees, balls, etc.
  • Playing loud music
  • Running

    Commercial Photography
    Use of the Botanic Garden for commercial filming, photography, or videotaping of print ads, commercials, movies, videos, and the like is allowed only with a written permit from the East Bay Regional Park District and may require payment of a fee. Commercial operation of cameras as part of bona fide reporting of news is exempted from this rule. For more information, contact the East Bay Regional Park District Public Affairs Department at (510) 544-2200.

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