Explore the UC Botanical Garden

If you are looking to enjoy a few hours outdoors, head to the University of California Botanical Garden.

Encompassing thirty-four acres, the garden was formally established by E.L. Green, the first chairman of the Department of Botany.

It features one of the most diverse landscapes in the world with more than ten thousand types of plants, many of which are rare and endangered.

There is much to see including:

Asian Garden – The colorful collection in this garden features plants from much of the Asian continent. The garden began when rhododendrons were planted in the 1930s, and other plants include maples, magnolias, and camellias.

California Garden – Did you know that California is one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots and has more plant diversity than any other U.S. state? The garden features one of the largest collections of native California plants on the globe, including more than two hundred taxa, which is rare.

South American Garden – The plants within this garden represent those of the temperate and Mediterranean climate areas of South America. It showcases monkey puzzle trees, beech trees, wild fuchsias, and so much more.

Southern Africa Garden – In the Southern Africa Garden, the plants come from South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, and Lesotho. The region’s plants are well-known for their diversity of flowers and form, and this garden features those from the Karoo habitat and the Eastern Cape region.

The garden also offers butterfly walks on the fourth Tuesday of every month and changing exhibitions throughout the year.

If you would like to call our apartments in Richmond, CA home, please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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