About Us

The 10.6 acre public garden, with its stunning hill views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate, is located four miles north of the Berkeley campus in the town of Kensington. Our mission is to expand and sustain a well designed outdoor environment that supports teaching and research in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning.

Blake Garden encourages the development of understanding and appreciation of nature in the garden environment.The garden contains a large diversity of plant materials that grow in our Mediterranean type climate and contains new and historic garden design and structures designed and built by UC Professors from the College of Environmental Design, students and the garden's staff.

Blake Garden Administration & Staff

Lauri Twitchell, Garden Manager 
Phone: (510) 524-2449
Email: twitchel@ berkeley.edu

Janet DeHaven
Phone: (510) 524-2449
Email: janetdeh@berkeley.edu

Mike Frappier 
Phone: (510) 524-2449
Email: mfrapp@berkeley.edu

Historic Plan Views of Blake Garden