Latest from Tilden Regional Park
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
The Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in its work of public education, horticultural development, and conservation. The Garden is a beautiful 10-acre living museum of California native plants located in the hills above Berkeley, California, and open to the public daily. The Garden also offers free weekend tours and fee-based classes.
April 27, 2012 by Alison Hawkes
It’s easy to get depressed about the loss of biodiversity when every day, it seems, some new species pops up on a watch list like a death toll. But there are success stories that offer rays of hope in a world beset by climate change and habitat destruction. A new art exhibit opening on May 1 at the Tilden environmental education center in Berkeley showcases species that have made it back from the brink of extinction.
March 07, 2012 by Berkeleyside
Photographer Elaine Miller Bond didn’t have far to go to take these beautiful photographs of a coyote and a red-shouldered hawk. They were shot right here in Tilden Regional Park late last year. Read her descriptions of the encounters:
January 10, 2011 by Ingrid Hawkinson
Lifelong Bay Area resident Stephen Edwards has run the botanic garden in Tilden Park since 1983. Well-versed in geology as well as botany, Edwards says, “My main goal in life is to improve the botanic garden without harming its delicate, historic character. The garden still sweeps me away.”
January 01, 2011 by Joan Hamilton
The East Bay Regional Park District is not just the nation’s largest and oldest regional park district. It also has what’s likely the largest corps of professional naturalists of any local park agency. For generations of kids, that’s meant accessible opportunities for hiking, camping, getting dirty, and–most important–discovering the outdoors and getting to know our plant and animal neighbors.