Hours + Visitor Information

Blake Garden is currently closed. The garden will be closed through July and probably the first weeks of August. Please check back for re-opening information.


70 Rincon Road, Kensington, CA 94707

Free parking is available.


Open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Closed weekends and University holidays.

2019/2020 Fall-Winter Holidays

Veteren's Day: Monday November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Holiday: Thurday November 28 & Friday November 29, 2019

Academic and Administrative Holiday: Tuesday December 24 & Wednesday December 25, 2019

New Year's Holiday: Tuesday December 31, 2019 and Wednesday January 1, 2020


Tours are available to groups of 10 or more.
For reservations 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 are a public garden and ask parents and children to stay on the paths, 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 also available at the garden.


Restrooms are located at the greenhouse.