The UCR Botanic Gardens is a living museum curated to inspire and facilitate education, research, and interpretation of the natural world.
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 have reopened June 29 with reduced hours: MON - FRI, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, except for major holidays, special events, and during UCR campus closure. Gates closed and locked at noon. All visitors are expected to exit by 12:00 p.m.
Featured Botanic Gardens News
FALL ONLINE PLANT SALE
We are pleased to announce our Fall Online Plant Sale on October 24-25, 2020 (midnight-midnight), with in-person pickup at the Gardens entrance on November 5 and 6. For the first time, Friends of the UCRBG members will receive a 10%...
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GARDENS REOPENING UPDATE
The UCR Botanic Gardens are now open! To ensure the safety, security, and health of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, hours are currently limited to Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 12 noon, with masks and physical distancing required. The...
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STATE OF THE GARDENS
The UCR Botanic Gardens were thriving from July 2019 through mid-March 2020, when the Coronavirus pandemic caused the closure of UCR and other schools. On March 16 the Gardens were closed and all programs and activities were cancelled, with only...
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WHAT TO SEE IN THE BOTANIC GARDENS
As we transition from summer to fall there are two trees on our recommendation list, Aesculus californica (California buckeye) and Koelreuteria bipinnata (golden rain tree) that make a showy display. California buckeye is adapted to Mediterranean climates and is summer...
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