Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals who have uploaded their vaccine record
Hours & General Information
The UCR Botanic Gardens are open (part days):
NEW EXPANDED HOURS!
MON - WED, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
THURS & FRI, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the 1st & 3rd Sunday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
GARDENS CLOSED 10/19/2021, 10/21/2021 & 11/11/2021
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 closed and locked at noon Monday-Wednesday, and at 2pm on Thursdays, Fridays and select Sundays.
We request that all groups of more than 10 people schedule their visit to the Gardens in advance to ensure that your group may be accommodated. Please visit our TOURS page to schedule a Docent-guided or self-guided tour. Currently masks are required of everyone regardless of vaccination status while outdoors when 6 foot distance cannot be maintained. Masks required of students for all school tours.
Master Gardener docents are available in the Butterfly Garden on the first and third Sundays of the month from August through November, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, to answer questions about Gardening for Butterflies including the life cycle of butterflies and which plants to choose to attract butterflies.
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/donate or myadv.ucr.edu. Become a Friends member online at gardens.ucr.edu/friends or by picking up a membership brochure at the entrance.
We now offer cashless online admission donations.
Scan this code here or at the entrance gatehouse.