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Blake Garden

Closes in 26 min: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Ah, the pleasures of obscene wealth and privilege.

See how the other half of the one-tenth percent live[d]. Of course it kept a lot of groundskeepers... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
El Cerrito, California
Stroll in quiet garden

What a gorgeous, amazing garden! There’s blooming flowers, majestic redwoods, and a spectacular... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Newton S
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Italian-style garden located in front of the Blake House on the University of California campus.
Closes in 26 min
Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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70 Rincon Rd, Berkeley, CA 94707-1047
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All reviews spectacular view of the bay berkeley hills weave kensington redwoods paths
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area, with a beautiful view and scenery. Only downside is that the area of the Garden's is compact and walking to the Garden's could prove challenging for some people. All in all a good area to relax and view the bay.

Thank Canadain W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

See how the other half of the one-tenth percent live[d]. Of course it kept a lot of groundskeepers busy while they were paid their meager pittance. Maids, too.

Thank Rumbustious
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

What a gorgeous, amazing garden! There’s blooming flowers, majestic redwoods, and a spectacular view of the Bay and bridges! Great local getaway from the crowds in the Bay area!

Thank Newton S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I remember the first time I visited the Blake Garden. Although I live less than a mile away I had never heard of it. A friend mentioned it to me and I decided to look it over. What a treat. The garden is located on...More

Thank Garrett G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The Blake Garden provided a pleasant place for a late afternoon walk and time to enjoy the vista of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge. This garden is in the former home of the president of the University of California. The house is no longer...More

Thank umcpastor
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The Blake is a secret gem up in the Berkeley Hills (it's actually in a subset of its own city called Kensington) that few people know about. It's a beautiful and well kept garden with lots of levels and different areas. It was officially made...More

Thank amandaaa8282
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Quiet, uncrowded, easy parking, with interesting paths and a variety of vegetation. I'm no gardener and I didn't find a lot to interest me, but there were people clearly enjoying the quiet and beauty of the site.

Thank Transatlantic2012
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It may be a little out of the way, but worth looking for. I go every few months to enjoy the challenging seasons.

Thank Siouxees
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our granddaughter, who lives in Berkeley, took us to this delightful park, The flowers were absolutely amazing! It is a lovely park, with many paths among the varied plantings. From on point, there is a fantastic view of the Bay,

Thank coffeemavenswife
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Blake Garden is situated on 12 acres on the Berkeley hills. It is laid out with a formal central area which forms an axis through the house which appears to no longer be used. The gardern becomes enclosed in treed edges on either side and...More

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