University of California, Riverside

UCR Botanic Gardens

UCR Botanic Gardens 50th Anniversary Festival

UCR Botanic Gardens 50th Anniversary Festival


Free Family Event!


Sunday, October 6th, 2013, 10 AM - 4 PM

$5.00 Parking Fee per Car

The Garden Festival is being held to not only celebrate the Garden's 50th Anniversary but to also increase community  awareness of the UCR Botanic Gardens and to promote the newly created UCRBG Children's Fund.  The UCR Botanic Gardens is a teaching and educational facility that promotes environmentally sustainable practices.  The Gardens looks forward to another 50 years of connecting with the UCR Campus and Community.

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The 50th Anniversary Festival - Lots to See and Do, Come Join the Fun!

  • Explore the Gardens with a docent tour, including the Butterfly Garden and Turtle Pond
  • Garden Demonstrations and Information Sessions by the Riverside County Master Gardeners and Landscape Designers
  • Children's Activities!  Including Story Time Readings, Scavenger Hunt, Face Painting and Puppet Making
  • Food and Drink available for purchase

Demonstrations and Activities Schedule

  • 11:00 AM - Composting by Annie Smith
  • 12:00 PM - Children's Book Reading by Linda Nurick of Cellar Books
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Puppet Making by Lori Bielby & Pam Atkinson of Puppet Palooza
  • 1:00 PM - Succulent Presentation by Brenda Cook
  • 2:00 PM - Composting by Janet Moreland
  • 3:00 PM - Waterwise Landscape Presentation by Brenda Cook
  • Butterfly Crafts and Butterfly Garden, Lath House and Turtle Pond Docent Information & Tours
  • The Toro Company demonstrating Water Wise irrigation products - Smart Controllers and new Soil Sensor products
  • Wild Birds Unlimited - How to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat of song and color by Mary Ann Powers
  • The Chicken Lady, Christine Lampe will be bringing her chickens for the children and adults
  • Bob's Bee Rescue "Save the Bees" - Help Mother Nature by relocating hives, natural and non-chemical techniques
  • Face Painting - By Infinite Imagination Inc.'s Christine Gomez
  • Free Hands-on Water Wise and Nature Activiities for Kids
  • Scratch and Sniff presentations in the Herb Garden for children and adults

Participating Vendors for the Festival

Riverside-Corona Resource
Conservation District 

Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District


Riverside Public Utilities

Riverside Public Utilities



Riverside Downtown Partnership

 Riverside Downtown Partnership

Kona Ice

Kona Ice


Pop 'n Mama Inc.


Music by KUCR


Western Municipal Water District


Kellogg Garden Products



The Toro Company


The American Iris Society

 Iris Society  

Riverside Land Conservancy

 Riv Land

Botanical Perspective: 
 Succulent Pots & Gardening


Cellar Door Books


The Divine Sign - Garden Art


Jennifer Katz Jewelry Design


Spirit Trail Studio


Ambrossia Foods: Olive Oil Products


La Casa de los Jarrones:
 Pottery and landscape effects


Goat Rodeo Soap


UCR Earth Sciences


Stem Academy


Food Vendors at the Festival

Goodwin's Food Truck  Goodwins Food Truck
Pop N Mama Organic 
Kettle Corn
Kettle Corn 
Shaved Ice  Kona Ice Truck

El Ojo de Agua -
Burritos, Quesidillas & Tacos

 El Ojo

Le Bon Bakery
Gourmet Hot Dogs & 

 Bon Bakery





         This event has been organized and planned by the Friends of the UCR Botanic Gardens

Give to the Gardens Children's Fund, Open Form




More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Botanic Gardens Information

Botanic Gardens Schneider House Office
Botanic Gardens

Tel: (951) 784-6962

Mailing Address:
Botanic Gardens
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521-0124