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Parks Division
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Berkeley Rose Garden

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place through May 3, leaving only to receive or provide essential services.

All recreation facilities are closed, including sports fields, play structures, basketball courts, tennis courts, and volleyball courts.

Open space in large parks remains open for community members to enjoy alone or with members of their household. Do not gather in parks with people who don't live with you. Stay 6 feet away from other people when you are out.

Berkeley Rose GardenLocation
1200  Euclid Avenue, across from Codornices Park - Northeast Berkeley, Mobile Unit 1

Getting There

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Berkeley’s Historic Rose Garden is a regional destination with its 1,500 rose bushes and 250 varieties of roses, along with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

 Volunteer

The City's Rosarian is looking for volunteers to assist with maintaining the beauty of the Berkeley Rose Garden. You can find more information on this flyer

Rental

For reservations and further information, please call the City Recreation Office at 510-981-5150, or click here.

History 

The Berkeley Rose Garden was one of the first Civil Works Progress Projects built under the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It was conceived in 1933 and completed and dedicated for public use in September 1937. East Bay rose societies and community members donated hundreds of hours of volunteer time. The terraced amphitheatre and 220-foot-long redwood pergola were suggested by architect Bernard Maybeck; the final design and execution were the work of landscape architect Vernon M. Dean and rose specialist C. V. Covell.

For many years, the Parks Department held Rose Week activities in the garden each May, with a Rose Day Celebration on Mother’s Day (the Mother’s Day event was resurrected in 2001 as a joint project of the City of Berkeley and the Friends of the Berkeley Rose Garden). Traditionally, the annual winners of the All-American Rose Society were planted at the garden; other rose varieties were supplied by growers from all over the world.

The Friends of the Berkeley Rose Garden has been very active over the past decade in restoring key historical features and improving accessibility to the garden. Working in partnership with City gardeners, the Friends continue to play a key role in improvements to the garden. The construction of a new entry and overlook on Euclid Avenue sparked new interest in the park. In response to the growing depletion of roses by hungry deer, a perimeter fence was erected in the late 1990s.

The Berkeley Rose Garden is considered by many to be the finest rose garden in northern California. The roses are pruned in January in preparation for mid-May, when the garden is in its most spectacular state.

Restroom Available

No Off-Street Parking

Acreage
3.64 acres              158,560 sq. ft.

Accessibility 

Pathways are steep; wheelchairs can access the site by going through the Codornices Park Tunnel on the east side of Euclid, but the garden itself contains many steep slopes and steps. Overlook at street level is wheelchair accessible.

Park Hours
Open dawn to dusk, unless otherwise indicated.

For questions on park maintenance, contact:

Rosarian, Miguel Cortes, mcortes@cityofberkeley.info (Telephone 510-981-6660)

For questions on park maintenance, please go to the Parks Maintenance page https://www.cityofberkeley.info/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Trees_Parks/Park_Maintenance.aspx

                                      

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