“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
The Friends of the Berkeley Rose Garden are in the process of adding an information center near the Garden’s entrance. Right now, there is no place for anything more than the most basic information to be given to the public. The information center, which is being paid for by donations … More info
The organization The Living New Deal presented a conference at UC Berkeley and at Berkeley WPA projects entitled “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” on October 4, 5, and 6. The closing awards ceremony was held at the Berkeley Rose Garden. The event at the Rose Garden was … More info
The Friends are Planning Restoration. The Friends are at work on an ambitious plan to develop a master plan for restoration of the Berkeley Rose Garden. The City, with the help of voters who supported funding measures and the energetic staff of the Department of Parks and Recreation, is aiming to … More info
Restoration: Phase II: The City of Berkeley is undertaking another round of work at the Rose Garden. In 2019 – 2020, the Parks and Recreation Department will undertake the completion of the reconstruction of the pergola. The overall project will include: ● the pergola (“Phase 2 of Trellis replacement”), ● … More info
FRIENDS OF THE BERKELEY ROSE GARDEN
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!