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Botanical Garden extends summer hours on Twilight Tuesdays

Sunset and dusk in the garden, two Tuesdays a month; also, a free shuttle from central campus on weekends all summer long

Sunset from the UC Botanical Garden.
Looking for a cool way to beat the heat or just enjoy a remarkable sunset? Check out the UC Botanical Garden's Twilight Tuesdays, when the garden stays open until 7:30 p.m. and non-member admission is half-price after 5 p.m. The extended hours are on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. (Photo by Yoni Mayeri.)

Twilight Tuesdays are back at the UC Botanical Garden.

That means the lush garden nestled near the top of Strawberry Canyon above the central UC Berkeley campus is open until 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, through August.

An image of the logo for "Twilight Tuesdays" featuring the title in a white circle representing a moon surrounded by a biege pink background. The garden regularly closes at 5 p.m., but on Twilight Tuesdays it will remain open into the evening, with admission prices cut in half for the general public. Garden members as well as UC Berkeley staff, faculty and students are admitted free of charge year-round.

The extended hours offer visitors a chance to enjoy an evening picnic, majestic sunsets and the magical ambience of the garden at dusk. The garden shop and entrance gate will remain open until 7 p.m.

Other special summer offerings include free weekend shuttles running a loop between the Underhill parking garage on the south side of campus (near College Avenue and Channing Way) and the garden between 11 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. The service also will be offered on Labor Day.

The “Bot Bus” is equipped with a bike rack and is accessible to those using wheelchairs and needed other accommodations required under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Learn more about scheduled summertime programs at the garden online. A popular Thursday evening concert series is held at the garden’s Redwood Grove through Aug. 31.