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 - WED, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Thursday & Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and two Sundays (1st & 3rd) per month, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, except for major holidays, special events, and during UCR campus closure.
Featured Botanic Gardens News
Director's Report- Dr. Jodie Holt
A new year signals a new beginning and brings optimism for good things to come. While we remain under COVID-19 restrictions, UCR is planning a return to in-person classes in fall and we eagerly anticipate bringing back some on-site events...
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On Safari at UC Riverside
People venturing into the wild hills of the Botanic Gardens or on the south edge of campus might receive friendly warnings to watch out for mountain lions. A persistent rumor holds that the big cats roam the more rugged parts...
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Virtual Presentation- The UCR Botanic Gardens: Nature Oasis in Challenging Times
UCR staff and faculty are invited to attend the online presentation titled, "The UCR Botanic Gardens: Nature Oasis in Challenging Times," presented by Jodie S. Holt, Director, UCR Botanic Gardens. This virtual event is organized by the UCR Emeriti and...
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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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