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: February 20th & March 31st, 2023 (administrative holidays)
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 March-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.
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.