University of California, Riverside

UCR Botanic Gardens


EntranceCome enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the UCR Botanic Gardens! Nestled in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains on the east side of the University of California, Riverside Campus, the Gardens covers 40 hilly acres. Wander over four miles of scenic trails or just relax on a bench and enjoy the beauty.

The UCR Botanic Gardens are open daily, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except for major holidays, special events, and during UCR campus closure. Gates locked at 5:00 pm.

The UCRBG will be closed on these dates when UCR is closed for academic and administrative holidays: November 23-26, December 23-26, December 29-January 1, January 15, February 19, March 30, April 1, April 8, and May 28.


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University of California, Riverside
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Riverside, CA 92521
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Tel: (951) 784-6962

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Riverside, CA 92521-0124