University of California, Riverside

UCR Botanic Gardens

Buildings and Facilities

photo of facilities

The UCR Botanic Gardens houses several buildings on the site, including a Gatehouse with two small restrooms and a conference room near the entrance. Located on the Gardens property are a second restroom building, garage used as an office and equipment space, propagation lath house, greenhouse, and a business office, the Schneider House, which is located along the eastern edge of the Gardens approximately halfway up the property from the entrance.

Conference Room

The UCRBG Conference Room and patio are used for official Gardens activities and programs, including lectures, workshops, member events, and special events such as plant sales and fundraisers. Due to an increase in Gardens programs and impacts to the facility and surrounding lawn, the Conference Room is no longer available for use for events that do not serve the mission of the UCR Botanic Gardens. The Gardens lawn is not available for rental.

On a case-by-case basis the Director may agree to rent the Conference Room to UCR groups if the activity is compatible with the mission of the Gardens. To inquire about availability, please contact 951-784-6962 or email For the UCR Botanic Gardens Facility Guidelines, please click HERE.

Rental Cost

  • $35/hr. during business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) with a two-hour or $70.00 minimum
  • $87/hr. after business hours (after 5PM Monday- Friday and weekends) with a two-hour or $174.00 minimum

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
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Tel: (951) 784-6962

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