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.”

Visit guidelines and FAQs are posted on the garden website.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...