Friends members are invited each June to attend the Members-only Annual Meeting and reception, hosted by the Director and Gardens staff, where they are presented with an overview of the past year in the UCR Botanic Gardens illustrated by beautiful photos of the Gardens.
New garden installations, facility improvements, educational and outreach activities, and fundraising events are reviewed, along with a budget summary including a recap of how membership and donor funds have been used. Future goals, including short and long term plans, are presented as well.
Members are invited to ask questions and engage in meaningful discussions with the Director and staff about the future direction of the UCR Botanic Gardens.
A reception catered by a local vendor accompanies the event.