Hours & General Information
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with these exceptions:
The UCR Botanic Gardens is closed on major holidays, for special Gardens events, and when the UCR campus is closed for academic and administrative holidays. Be sure to check our calendar of events, entrance message board, or posted signs before planning your visit.
Gates lock at 5:00 pm. The last entry is at 4:45 pm. 1:00 pm late opening days occur on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.
There is no charge for admission to the UCR Botanic Gardens. We gratefully accept donations of any amount since over half of our operating budget and all of our new initiatives are funded by donations and memberships. The suggested donation is $5 per adult visitor. Donations may be made in the donation box on the Gatehouse near the Gardens entrance or online at gardens.ucr.edu/dontate or myadv.ucr.edu. Become a Friends member online at gardens.ucr.edu/friends or by picking up a membership brochure at the entrance.
Please refer to our Photography page before planning your visit and photo shoot.
We welcome individual and group (up to 20 max) photography in the UCR Botanic Gardens and hope you will share your photos with others to enjoy. Our staff works hard to maintain a beautiful setting for your casual and special event photos. This means repairing the significant wear and tear that happens when groups assemble for photo shoots. Although admission to the Gardens is free, we charge a fee for group photo shoots.
To schedule a photo shoot, please visit our Photography page, read our Photography Policy, fill out the online form, and pay the fee. Contact us at email@example.com or 951-784-6962 to