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Sandy Steinman ADMIN August 2, 2021
The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a botanic garden of California native plants. The Garden is now fully open Monday through Sunday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM. Both Anza View and Wildcat Canyon Gates will be open. APPOINTMENTS ARE NO-LONGER REQUIRED!

Group Description

The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a naturally beautiful and tranquil living museum of California native plants. Located within Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, California, this enchanting 10-acre garden is a sanctuary for many of the state’s rare and endangered plants and a place for visitors to wander among trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses from plant communities throughout the state.

To learn more about the garden visit our website at www.nativeplants.org . It's the complete guide to the garden.

A WORD ON THE GARDEN'S NAME

The garden is officially named Regional Parks Botanic Garden and has been so since it was established in 1940. Members of the public call the Garden the Tilden Botanic Garden or the Tilden Bot Garden since it is in Tilden Regional Park. The garden is thus stuck with two names. It's a beautiful place no matter what you call it.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BOTANICAL GARDEN AT BERKELEY

Our garden often is also confused with the University of California Botanical Garden on the westward slopes of the Berkeley Hills. The UC Bot Garden is much larger than the Regional Parks Botanic Garden and it has plants from all over the world, including a fine California native plant section. It is always well worth a visit. The UC Botanical Garden has a Flickr page. You can post photos taken there in the group www.flickr.com/groups/462142@N23/


ON POSTING

We welcome photos of the plants and their flowers, birds, animals, insects, and other fauna that makes Regional Parks Botanic Garden a special place. We also welcome photos of the garden itself and the people who use the garden, that includes weddings and and other events plus those just enjoying the outdoors. Please post only photos taken in the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. Try to identify the plants by at least their common names. Those more familiar with the plants are encouraged to use botanical names. It’s easy these days, all you have to do is to take a picture of the label after you take a picture of the plants. Use the name on the label when you upload the photo to Flickr.

You can further help botanical science by tagging your photos with the common and botanical names of the plants. INaturalist has a wonderful tool that will tag the photos with complete information from kingdom down to species and below. It works for nearly all the lifeforms you will encounter (except humans.) You can access INaturalist at www.inaturalist.org/taxa/flickr_tagger after you create an INaturalist account and link the account to Flickr.

Want to learn more about the plants you photograph? www.calflora.org/ is the gateway to a tremendous amount of information about California native plants. Search for a plant by botanical or common name then start clicking on the links. Have fun!

COMMENTING

There is no comment code. That doesn’t mean that those who post don’t appreciate heartfelt comment. A word or two like “Excellent” or “Nice job” will brighten any photographer’s day. Faves work, too.

A REQUEST

We would like to use photos in this group to promote Regional Parks Botanic Garden on other social media. But we won’t do so without your permission. You can grant this permission in one of three ways. First, you can grant a creative common license by using the dropdown menu directly under the right side of each photo. Secondly, you can use Flickr mail addressed to one of the group’s administrators giving us permission to use your photo(s). And, finally, you can tag your photo as "rpbgok". You will be credited as photographer no matter the method you use.

Group Rules

All photographs must be taken within Regional Parks Botanic Garden AKA Tilden Bot Garden.

Additional Info

  • This group doesn't care how many other groups a photo is in
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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