The Bay Area is a beautiful place. Did you know how much getting outside and enjoying a bit of nature - whether it's the tree out by the curb, your neighbor's garden or a local open space - can improve your sense of well-being? Spending time in the natural environment is good for your physical and mental health so we've gathered a few suggestions for ways to get outside.
Looking for a seat or table to enjoy a quiet moment, share a meal with friends or colleagues, or host a team meeting outdoors at the Lab's main site? Now there's an online map that can help you locate the perfect spot to breathe fresh air and admire the natural environment.
Located a short walk from Strawberry Gate, the UC Botanical Garden is free to Lab employees with your Lab ID card. The 34-acre UC Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with over 10,000 types of plants including many rare and endangered species. Organized geographically, the Garden features 9 regions of naturalistic plantings from Australasia to South Africa, along with a major collection of California native plants. The Garden was established in 1890 and its living collections are invaluable resources for international research and conservation.