“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”

—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince


Since its dedication in 1937 the Berkeley Rose Garden has been one of the city’s most cherished public spaces. In the evenings, people gather on the Euclid Street terrace above the Garden to view the sunset over the Bay and the Golden Gate. We encourage you to come see for yourself!

Volunteers have helped support the Berkeley Rose Garden from the start. Friends of the Berkeley Rose Garden is part of this long tradition. We are enlisting a corps of volunteer gardeners to help the City Rosarian. We also raise funds for Rose Garden amenities and host public celebrations of this amazing civic treasure. We welcome your interest and support.

The Berkeley Rose Garden is maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department, which is undertaking a major restoration of the Garden infrastructure with the benefit of voter-approved funds. Restoration includes replacing the iconic redwood trellis, drainage work, providing access for people in wheelchairs, interface with the adjacent tennis courts and repair of the flagstone walkways. This work is slated for completion in 2019. Throughout construction the roses will flourish and the view is as beautiful as ever!