Our iconic and beloved geodesic dome has housed a special collection of shade-loving plants since its construction in the 1980s. The ravages of time and weather have compromised it beyond repair. The replacement must be designed and constructed, not kit-built, and meet current building codes. UCR and consulting architects have reimagined the dome in a design concept that pays homage to the past while building for the future. The new design concept will be an iconic destination and gathering place that centers the upper precinct while serving its primary function as a semi-shaded lath structure for permanent display of tropical, subtropical, prehistoric, rare, and conservation-worthy plants.
Join our effort to replace this iconic structure by giving today: https://gardens.ucr.edu/giving