Help sustain the UCR Botanic Gardens for the future
As UCR's living museum, the Botanic Gardens serve to inspire and facilitate education, research and interpretation of the natural world while providing a peaceful oasis from urban life. The UCR Botanic Gardens is one of the most frequently visited locations at UCR and the only facility that welcomes visitors on weekends. While the University supports the operation of the Gardens, the improvement, expansion, and advancement of our gardens and programs depend upon the generosity of our community of donors and members.
Donor funding facilitated the recent addition of Gardens staff and support of more UCR student workers, who enable us to remain open to the public on weekends. Donor funds enabled the installation of garden signage, renovation of our propagation facilities, improvement of the heritage rose garden, expansion of the Australian section, and planning for the Native American Plants Garden. Donations also enable us to provide educational and enrichment activities for school groups and visitors of all ages.
Dedicated benches, trees, plaques and other items in the Botanic Gardens are a way to honor or remember a loved one or a member of the community. The cost of an honor or memorial gift pays for the materials, site preparation, installation and memorial label or plaque; additionally, a portion of the cost is placed into an endowment for maintenance and repairs.
For more information on legacy gifts, contact the Director, Dr. Jodie Holt or the Curator, Janine Almanzor, at 951-784-6962.
You might also consider investing in the future of the Gardens by remembering it in your will. Bequests may be for an unrestricted or a specific purpose. Such gifts or bequests qualify as charitable contributions, and as such are deductible as prescribed by Federal and State tax laws. For further information, please call Ms. Brianna Wrightsman, CNAS Director of Development, at 951-827-3278.