Hours + Visitor Information

Next Bird Walk- Tuesday, September 13th from 8:30am to 11:30am

It will be fall and birds will be migrating south. On Tuesday, we’ll continue with bird phenology in the garden, please join us on our monthly walk. We’ll be looking for migrants, hopefully some Warblers that are passing through, as well as for resident birds. 

Please bring binoculars if you have them. Scopes are also welcome. We will meet in the parking lot at 70 Rincon Rd., Kensington, 94707, at 8:30 am. We will bird for approximately two to three hours.
Please register and sign the release form on the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s website at:  https://goldengateaudubon.org/field-trips-info/

Next general Blake Garden tour: Thursday, October 6th at 2pm.

Tour will last approximately one hour. Please meet at the pedestrian gate at 70 Rincon Road.

Contact Meghan Ray, meghanray@berkeley.edu, to register or for more information.


70 Rincon Road, Kensington, CA 94707

Free parking is available.


Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm

2022/2023 Holidays- Garden Closed

Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, 2022

Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11th, 2022

Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday and Friday, November 24th & 25th, 2022

Winter Holiday, Friday, December 23rd & Monday, December 26th, 2022

New Years Holiday, Friday, December 30th, 2022 & Monday, January 2nd, 2033



Tours are offered monthy and also available by request for groups of 10 and more
Please contact:  Meghan Ray, Blake Garden Manager
Email: meghanray@berkeley.edu
Phone: (510) 524-2449


Well behaved dogs on leash are welcome in the garden.
Owners must clean up after their pets.


We ask you to take all your trash away with you.


There are many wondrous things for children to look at and discover at Blake Garden. We ask parents and children to stay on the paths, not to throw anything into the pools, no picking of plants, flowers or fruits, no tree and rock climbing. There are several parks nearby with play structures.
There are steep slopes in the garden, some with stairs but baby carriages can be used with caution.

Wheelchair accessibility:

Blake Garden is built in the Kensington hills. There are steep slopes throughout the garden. Parts of the garden can be accessed by wheelchair. Please call or email Meghan Ray for more information about the garden's accessibility.


A trail map and brochure is available on line. Plant and bird lists are available at the greenhouse garden office.


Restrooms are located at the greenhouse.