What do you consider a perfect Mother’s Day? Spending a memorable day with your children? Receiving flowers and cards and being left alone to enjoy the day?

Enjoying a Mother’s Day brunch? Meeting other mom friends out for time to enjoy adult conversation? Whatever it is, here are some ideas to share with your family to make your day perfect!

Flower Crowns for Mothers and Children

Workshop | May 13 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Come make a beautiful botanical floral crown to wear with mom to celebrate Mother’s Day. We’ll use a variety of greenery and flowers to put together our crowns. A fun and festive way to spend the day! Sip some tea made from flowers while you craft away. Less than a 10-minute drive from downtown, the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day. With 34 acres filled with flowers, plants and trees, it’s a great spot to pack a lunch, spend the day out in the sunshine and enjoy mom amid all of nature’s beauty.


Open to all ages!

Registration required: $20 Adult, $20 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child, $12 Additional Sibling or Parent Chaperone

Registration info: Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing [email protected]

Refreshments: Tea


Event Contact: [email protected], 510-664-9841


Flowers For Mom: Buy Local!

Moms-If you enjoy receiving flowers for Mother’s Day, but the man or kids in your life are not sure about where to shop, we always suggest shopping local. Below are well regarded local flower shops.

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Lee’s Florist & Nursery

Veteran florist & nursery specializing in contemporary arrangements, tropical plants, bonsai & more.

1420 University Ave

Berkeley, CA

(510) 843-0502

Open until 5:30 PM


Darling Flower Shop

Family-owned flower shop offering traditional & contemporary bouquets, plants & gifts since 1932.

2004 University Ave

Berkeley, CA

(510) 843-7044

Open until 6:00 PM


Helens Flower Shop

Flower shop preparing a variety of modern & traditional arrangements, plus plants & gift baskets.

2135 Broadway, Oakland

(510) 388-5008

Opens at 8:00 AM


Gorgeous and Green

Modern florist providing locally sourced, eco-friendly arrangements & unique gifts in a cool space.


5526B Martin Luther King Jr. way Suite 5, Oakland CA 94609

(510) 665-7974

Opens at 9:00 AM


Brunch/High Tea
Claremont Club and Spa
Saturday and Sunday
1-4 pm

Afternoon Tea. Take in the breathtaking views and create lasting memories with your family at Claremont’s iconic Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a selection of your favorites teas, sparkling wine, and sweet and savory bites from the Claremont pastry kitchen from 1 to 4 pm.

Meritage at the Claremont is offering a full brunch with “bottomless” mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.

If the thought of sitting through a two hour brunch is not your idea of a fun way to spend Mother’s Day, here is a list of East Bay restaurants and cafes that are tasty and perhaps a great place to meet your other Mom friends for some time for yourself!

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From the Nosh Guide


Bette’s Oceanview Diner 1807 Fourth St. (at Delaware Street)

La Note 2377 Shattuck Ave. (between Durant Avenue and Channing Way)

Saul’s Delicatessen 1475 Shattuck Ave. (at Vine Street)

900 Grayson 900 Grayson St. (at Seventh Street)

Rick & Ann’s 2922 Domingo Ave. (between Russell Street and Ashby Avenue)


Beauty’s Bagel Shop 3838 Telegraph Ave. (at 38th Street)

Mama’s Royal Café 4012 Broadway (at 40th Street)

Aunt Mary’s Café 4640 Telegraph Ave. (at 47th Street)

Brown Sugar Kitchen 534 Mandela Pkwy. (at 26th Street)

Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café 1805 Telegraph Ave. (at 18th Street)


Sam’s Log Cabin 945 San Pablo Ave., Albany

Sunny Side Café 1499 Solano Ave. (at Curtis Street), Albany

Royal Café 811 San Pablo Ave. (at Washington Street), Albany

Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café 4081 Hollis St. (at Park Avenue), Emeryville

Doyle Street Café 5515 Doyle St. #10 (at 55th Street), Emeryville

However you spend your Mother’s Day weekend, from all of us at Berkeley Hills Realty, we wish you a day that makes you feel special and honors the work you do for your family and the love you bring to all around you.