Following UCR requirements, the UCRBG is closed through April 30 and all gatherings through the end of May have been cancelled or postponed. Campus updates are posted here: We will post updates as they become available. Thank you for your continuing support of the UCRBG!


Welcome to the UCR Botanic Gardens! Located 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. Come visit our collection and gardens, wander over four miles of scenic trails, or just relax on a bench and enjoy the beauty and vistas.

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 lock at 5:00 pm. The last entry is at 4:45 pm. 1:00 pm late opening days occur on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.

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What's New


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Check out our first interactive Story Map of the North American Desert Garden!

Interactive GIS app

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Spotlight on new GIS map

As part of UC Riverside, the UCRBG follows the UCR Academic Calendar.