No really! Just stop and smell the roses! It's just a good idea! Here's where to take in the spring blooms in the East Bay.
Morcom Rose Garden - The Amphitheater of Roses
700 Jean St., Oakland
Not too far from Lake Merrit is the East Bay's oldest and largest public 7 acre rose garden. Accredited by the American Rose Society it is among the country's Top 10!! Bonus: Don't miss the multi colored blooms, reflecting pool and 10-tiered waterfall. >More
Berkeley Rose Garden
1200 Euclid Ave., Berkley, CA
With over 3000 rose bushes and 250+ varieties of roses, check out the 3.6 acre garden and terraced amphitheater located in a canyon just 2 mi. from UC Berkeley campus. Bonus: Fab views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges. >More
Tilden Regional Park - Regional Parks Botanical Garden
Wildcat Canyon Road at S. Park Drive, Berkeley, CA
After visiting the Rose Garden head over to the 10 acre botanical garden in the Berkley Hills. Beginning in march the native California flowers are on display. See each type of California landscape represents the diversity of native plants by region. Bonus: Don't miss their spring plant sale. >More
UC Botanical Garden at Berkley
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA
With more than 13,000 plants UC Berkeley are known for their diverse collection covering regions of the world. Check out The Orchid, Fern and Carnivorous Plant House. Bonus: It's Free.
Mt. Diablo State Park
96 Mitchell Canyon Rd., Clayton, CA
The wildflowers are in full bloom in April, well worth the entrance through the North or South Gates. Bonus: Head to the 1848ft. summit for 360 degree bay views and an historic visitors center. >More
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