University of California, Riverside

UCR Botanic Gardens

Visitor Information

Hours & General Information

visitOpen daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Gardens is also closed one day each year in spring to visitors without event tickets for the "Primavera in the Gardens" wine and food tasting (typically the Sunday following Mother's Day).

Admission and Parking

Admission is a $5 suggested donation and contributions are always gratefully accepted.  There is limited parking by the entrance which has a modest charge for a temporary permit.  The permits may be purchased at the dispenser just inside the Gardens' entrance gates. For overflow parking, use pay Lot 10 at the base of the Gardens' entrance drive.


For your own protection and to protect the plantings and wildlife, we ask you to respect the following guidelines:

  • The Botanic Gardens welcomes photography; however commercial photo shoots require permits in advance
  • No smoking
  • Only guide dogs allowed, otherwise no pets
  • No bicycles, skateboard or rollerblades
  • Stay on trails
  • Alcohol and firearms are prohibited
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult
  • Do not disturb or injure plantings or wildlife

Thank You For Your Cooperation

Upcoming Events

The UCR Botanic Gardens hosts a variety of events.  View the UCR Botanic Gardens Calendar of Events

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