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Celebrate the Rose Garden

Celebrate the Rose Garden — and Moms!
Saturday, May 12 @ 10am
Leader: Alina Constantinescu
Start: Top of the Berkeley Rose Garden, 1200 Euclid Ave
The Saturday before Mother's Day, we'll gather to celebrate the latest improvements in this beautiful Berkeley landmark. After a stroll among the roses, we'll head into the nearby neighborhoods to find more gardens, great views, and some Berkeley quirk. The first part of our walk will include the Rose Walk and Greenwood Common and the expansive views from La Verada Road and Cedar Path As we loop back to the Garden, we'll learn the story of Annie's Oak; walk through Holy Hill, noting a library designed by famed architect Louis Kahn; and check out an elephant in his jungle setting. The route is about 2.5 miles on sidewalks, paths, and stairs and includes some hilly sections. We'll keep a moderate pace with breaks to enjoy the vistas and conversation.  Afterward, you can linger in the Rose Garden for a special event with live music, family arts and crafts, and roses and candy for mothers. Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Rose Garden, the party runs until 1 p.m.