You can observe any of our tours to see what they are like. Call 510-544-3169 to find out what student or adult tours are scheduled.
Requirements for Docent Training
Training is open to members of the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. If you are not already a Friend you can join when you register. We ask that you commit to leading 10 garden tours in the year after docent training is completed.
2019 DOCENT TRAINING – limited to 15 participants
Complete Information about the 2019 Schedule and Registration will be available in October. If you are interested in registering call the garden office at 510-544-3169 and your name will be put on a list so that we will notify you as soon as registration is open. To see the training schedule for 2018 (2019 will be similar) click here.
Glenn Keator – Glenn is a free-lance botanist, teacher, and writer who has been very involved with the Regional Parks Botanic Garden for many years. He has taught at Merritt College, Strybing Arboretum, College of Marin and California Academy of Science. His primary interest is California natives, their identification and garden uses. Glenn’s books include Plants of the East Bay Parks, In Full View: Three Ways of Seeing California Plants, The Life of an Oak: an Intimate Portrait, Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region, and California Plant Families.