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.
FALL 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).
All vehicles parked on campus are required to have a valid parking permit at all times.
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Updates from the Director
Dome Replacement Project
NEW Design Concept for Dome Replacement
Featured Botanic Gardens News
UCR Botanic Gardens Branded Merchandise
In the Works, Winter 2022