Hours & General Information
The UCR Botanic Gardens are open (part days):
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-3:30 pm (last entry at 3:00 pm, gates locked at 3:30 pm) & 1st & 3rd Sunday 8:00 am-2:00 pm (last entry at 1:30 pm, gates locked at 2:00 pm
GARDENS CLOSED: December 25, 2023 - January 1, 2024 (holiday), January 15, 2024 (holiday), February 19, 2024 (holiday), March 29 (holiday)
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.
All groups of more than 10 people should schedule their visit to the Gardens in advance to ensure that your group may be accommodated by submitting a tour request. Please visit our TOURS page to schedule a Docent-guided or self-guided tour.
Master Gardener docents are available in the Butterfly Garden on the first and third Sunday of the month April-October, 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.
The suggested admission donation is $5 per adult visitor. Donations may be made in the donation box on the Gatehouse near the Gardens entrance or online by using the QR code below. Other donations may be made at gardens.ucr.edu/donate.