Berkeley Rose Garden

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1201 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA, USA
(510) 981-5150

Berkeley Rose Garden Reviews

mchesus mchesus
6 reviews
a peaceful place close to campus May 21, 2008
Really a good time. There is a really fun stone slide across from the park. Great place for a picnic.
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superduperfantastic superdup…
33 reviews
May 16, 2007
Haven't been here in awhile, but what fond memories! Sniffling, sneezing, itchy eyes... Nah, the roses don't seem to bother my hay fever much. And they're gorgeous!

Free admission, although sometimes I feel like I'm still sneaking in. It's a lovely place, all three and a half acres of it.

History: The Rose Garden was one of the first Civil Works Progress Projects under the Works Project Administration (WPA), the Rose Garden 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 was 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 there each May, with a Rose Day Celebration on Mother’s Day. Traditionally, the annual winners in the All-American Rose Society were planted at the Garden; others were supplied by growers from all over the world.
Eric Eric
408 reviews
Oct 02, 2007
Free, beautiful garden on a hill overlooking the bay. Went to school at Cal and didn't find out about this place for a while. It's not far from the north edge of campus, along Euclid. Come here at sunset to get a nice view of the SF bay...

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