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, and two Sundays (1st & 3rd) per month, 8:00 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
Spring Online Plant Sale
The Botanic Gardens will offer Gardens-propagated horticultural and native plants, cacti and succulents, patio and house plants, water efficient plants, colorful landscape trees, and numerous pollinator-attracting species at our Spring Online Plant Sale, April 10-11, 2021 (midnight-midnight), with in-person plant...
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Botanic Gardens Virtual Presentation
Join us on January 25, 2021 from 6-7 pm for an overview of the UCR Botanic Gardens from our founding to the present, including our gardens and landscapes, programs and activities, current status, and vision for the future. REGISTER: https://myadv.ucr.edu/forms/botanicgardenspresentation
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Succulent Wreath Workshop
Presented virtually by UCCE Master Gardener Linda Powell, participants learned how to create a living succulent wreath in early December. Registered participants were provided a kit including a 15" sphagnum moss form and a variety of succulents with which to...
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