Love your garden, want to learn more?  Want to help the environment?  Looking for a group of like minded folks to discuss plants and plantings?   We are the group for you!  The Club holds monthly meetings at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue in Albany.  Our meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month except for December, July and August.  We share gardening experiences, discuss gardening problems with Master Gardeners, and study Bay Area horticulture.  We have speakers on topics ranging from drought tolerant landscape designs to grafting and plant propagation

On our meeting day, doors open at 12:00 PM.   Members bring plants and other garden related items they would like to share.  Check out our exchange table where where you can buy these for a modest donation to the club.  From 1:00 to 1:30 we have a short business meeting which includes announcements from our various exploration groups on upcoming events.  Gourmet snacks prepared by our members are served at 1:30 followed by our speaker program from 2:00 to 3:00  .  Guests are welcome at all of our meetings and if you think you might be interested feel free to drop in.  You are invited, without obligation, to visit one or two of our monthly meetings and experience the Club first hand.  If you would like more information contact us at  There is a great deal of sharing and caring among us and we are all enthusiastic about gardening and welcome anyone who shares our passion.

Our Exploration Groups meet monthly at members homes.  They focus on topics including Bonsai, Floriculture, Flower and Garden Photography, Herbs and Spices (cooking), Propagation and a Grow Group dedicated to preparing plants for our annual Spring Plant Sale.  In addition to the Plant Sale we have a Spring Tea and a Holiday Luncheon.   

Our Story

The Berkeley Garden Club was founded in 1932 by a group of ladies who met at Berkeley Evening High School in "Home Gardening and Landscaping" taught by Mr. Allison Woodman.  Today we are a non profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status.  We have over 70 members from Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Albany and El Cerrito, men and women of all ages from 30 to 97.  All are welcome!

Our goals are much the same as they were in 1932.  We work together in friendship to:

  • stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening
  • aid in the protection of native flora and fauna
  • encourage civic plantings