The UCR Botanic Gardens is a living museum curated to inspire and facilitate education, research, and interpretation of the natural world. Please view calendar for business hours.
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.
HOURS Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (last entry at 3:00 pm, gates locked at 3:30 pm) and 1st & 3rd Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (last entry at 1:30 pm, gates locked at 2:00 pm). Please view VISIT US for closures.
All vehicles parked on campus are required to have a valid parking permit at all times.
UCR Botanic Gardens branded merchandise is available for purchase, click PAY ONLINE, then pick up in person.
Updates from the Director
UCR Magazine: The Science of Cinema
Primavera in the Gardens Cancelled
Featured Botanic Gardens News
Rose Pruning Demonstration, 1/7/2024, 1-3 pm
Art in the Gardens
UCR Botanic Gardens Branded Merchandise