The University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley will reopen July 14 after being closed for over three months due to COVID-19.
Beginning Tuesday next week, members of the garden will have exclusive access for a week, from noon to 5 p.m., followed by a general reopening to the public July 22.
In a statement issued Monday, the garden said it had developed new safety procedures, including reserved ticketed entry, limits on the number of guests in the garden at any one time, a face-mask requirement for everyone over 5, and a continued closure of its greenhouses.
“The Garden strives to be a source of inspiration and to serve as a much needed space of reprieve,” read the statement. “Green, outdoor spaces have never been more important or more precious to the health and vitality of our Bay Area community.”