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.
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June 19 update
The UCR Botanic Gardens will reopen on June 29 with restrictions to insure safety of all staff, volunteers, and visitors. At this time no large groups or events are permitted. Please check our website and social media for more details...
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May 18 update
The UCR Botanic Gardens recognizes our importance as a place for respite and connection with nature. We are developing a phased reopen plan with restrictions to insure safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Our reopen date will be announced...
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UCRBG is closed through June 19, 2020
The Riverside County Public Health Officer has issued a revised public health order, extending the current physical closure of the UC Riverside campus for all but essential personnel supporting critical university functions through June 19, 2020. Governor Gavin Newsom issued...
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UCR Botanic Gardens e-News
The well-being of our staff, volunteers, Friends, and visitors is our highest priority. As an integral part of UCR, we are following all UCR requirements during the Coronavirus pandemic. The UCR Botanic Gardens are closed through April 30 and all...
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