University of California, Riverside

Botanic Gardens

Primavera in the Gardens

    15th Annual Primavera in the Gardens and the Gardens 50th Anniversary

 Food & Wine Tasting Fundraiser, May 18th, 2014, 2:00 - 5:00 PM          


An annual fund-raising event, Primavera in the Gardens wine and food tasting has become an overnight success. 

Imagine yourself in an idyllic garden setting - sampling delicious appetizers and tasting terrific regional wines surrounded by pleasant conversation and the sounds of live music ~ This is PRIMAVERA IN THE GARDENS!

Tantalizing appetizers are provided by wonderful restaurants and caterers from all over Riverside. Past participants have included Anchos, Antones, Cafe Sevilla, Ciao Bella, Gerard's Eve Bistro, Gra-Pow, Jammin' Bread, Mario's Place, Simple Simon's, Smokey Canyon BBQ, Phood on Main, Table for Two, Tin Lizzy's Cookie Factory, UCR Dining Services and Coffee Roasters.

Wines are proffered by regional vineyards and wineries.  Past participants have included BevMo! Corona, Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Canyon Crest Winery, Falkner Winery, Galleano Winery, Hart Winery, Joseph Filippi Winery & Vineyard, Keyways Vineyard & Winery, Lorenzi's, Oak Mt. Winery, and South Coast Winery and Resort, as well as craft beers from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, BJ's  and Inland Empire Brewery.

In addition, there is the the excitement of a Silent Auction, featuring dozens of garden-related items.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Botanic Gardens' many deserving projects, including hosting thousands of touring school children each year.

Purchase Tickets:  $65 pre-sale or $75 at the Gate

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By  Check via US Mail:

  • Mail Check (payable to UCR Foundation) to UCR Botanic Gardens, University of California, Riverside CA 92521
  • Please include your name, return address, email address and phone number
  • Ticket orders received after May 15 will be held at Will Call

Note! There is a $5 parking fee, payable in cash the day of the event.

For more information, call 951-784-6962 or

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