University of California, Riverside

UCR Botanic Gardens


EntranceWelcome to the UCR Botanic Gardens! 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 are open daily, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except for major holidays, special events, and during UCR campus closure. Gates locked at 5:00 pm.

1 PM Late Opening Days for gardens and facilities maintenance: Late Openings will occur on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Botanic Gardens Information

Botanic Gardens Schneider House Office
Botanic Gardens

Tel: (951) 784-6962

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Botanic Gardens
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521-0124