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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 partially 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 installation of the Native American Plants Garden. Donations also enable us to provide educational and enrichment activities for school groups and visitors of all ages.

There are many ways to support the UCR Botanic Gardens:

To donate online:

Donations may be made with a secure credit card payment process using the online form. Donations may also be made to a dedicated fund.


To donate by check:

Make your check payable to "UCR Foundation" and send to UCR Foundation, PO Box 112, Riverside, CA 92502-0112


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 contact the Director, Dr. Jodie Holt, at 951-827-7095.


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Thank you so much for your support from all of us at the Botanic Gardens!



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