For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Join the pursuit of leafy progress with today’s Groupon to UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get a one-year individual membership (a $45 value).
- For $32, you get a one-year family membership (a $65 value).
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley nourishes more than 13,000 types of plants from all over the world on 34 verdant acres in view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The garden's different sections comfort exotic ferns, flowers, and abandoned Christmas trees by mimicking their native climates, fostering flora from areas such as the Mediterranean, biodiversity-rich South Africa, and Central America, as well as a plethora of plants native to California. Guests can wander through special collections such as a Chinese medicinal-herb garden or a house of orchids, ferns, and carnivorous plants that dine exclusively on filet mignon.
All members receive discounts on workshops and purchases at The Garden Shop and reciprocal privileges at nearly 200 arboretums and gardens throughout America. Individual memberships also come with two one-time guest passes, and family memberships double that number, allowing members to share leafy adventures with four friends or their favorite Van Halen cover band.
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley’s first plants sprouted in a modestly sized garden on campus in the 1870s, and in the 1890s, the plot became an official garden dedicated to hosting a living collection of native plants. Since then, the nonprofit garden has expanded to 34 acres in Strawberry Canyon and planted more than 13,000 different types of plants from around the world, including endangered cacti, redwoods, and a significant collection of native Californian plants. Given the garden’s vastness, its informative tours and programs offer a handy alternative to exploring alone, which always carries the risk of stumbling into the carnivorous, fire-breathing species of poison ivy.