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FALL ONLINE PLANT SALE

We are pleased to announce our Fall Online Plant Sale on October 24-25, 2020 (midnight-midnight), with in-person pickup at the Gardens entrance on November 5 and 6. For the first time, Friends of the UCRBG members will receive a 10% discount on all plant purchases. Join or renew your Friends membership before October 19, 2020...
By Janine Almanzor |

GARDENS REOPENING UPDATE

The UCR Botanic Gardens are now open! To ensure the safety, security, and health of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, hours are currently limited to Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 12 noon, with masks and physical distancing required. The UCR Botanic Gardens reopened on June 29 following approval of a rigorous reopening plan that...
By UCR Botanic Gardens |

STATE OF THE GARDENS

The UCR Botanic Gardens were thriving from July 2019 through mid-March 2020, when the Coronavirus pandemic caused the closure of UCR and other schools. On March 16 the Gardens were closed and all programs and activities were cancelled, with only essential staff allowed to work on-site. This article reviews our year and summarizes our budget...
By Dr. Jodie Holt |

WHAT TO SEE IN THE BOTANIC GARDENS

As we transition from summer to fall there are two trees on our recommendation list, Aesculus californica (California buckeye) and Koelreuteria bipinnata (golden rain tree) that make a showy display. California buckeye is adapted to Mediterranean climates and is summer deciduous while golden rain tree is winter deciduous. Photo 1: Aesculus californica, California buckeye In...
By Miguel Estrada |

June 19 update

The UCR Botanic Gardens will reopen on June 29 with restrictions to insure safety of all staff, volunteers, and visitors. At this time no large groups or events are permitted. Please check our website and social media for more details. We appreciate your support.

May 18 update

The UCR Botanic Gardens recognizes our importance as a place for respite and connection with nature. We are developing a phased reopen plan with restrictions to insure safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Our reopen date will be announced soon. Thank you for your continuing support of the UCRBG!
By UCR Botanic Gardens |

UCRBG is closed through June 19, 2020

The Riverside County Public Health Officer has issued a revised public health order, extending the current physical closure of the UC Riverside campus for all but essential personnel supporting critical university functions through June 19, 2020. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order which went into effect at midnight, March 19, 2020, and remains in...
By UCR Botanic Gardens |

UCR Botanic Gardens e-News

The well-being of our staff, volunteers, Friends, and visitors is our highest priority. As an integral part of UCR, we are following all UCR requirements during the Coronavirus pandemic. The UCR Botanic Gardens are closed through April 30 and all gatherings through the end of May have been cancelled or postponed. Campus updates are posted...
By UCR Botanic Gardens |

UCRBG is closed through April 30, 2020

Following UCR requirements, the UCRBG is closed through April 30 and all gatherings through the end of May have been cancelled or postponed. Campus updates are posted here: https://ehs.ucr.edu/coronavirus. We will post updates as they become available. Thank you for your continuing support of the UCRBG! UCR campus COVID-19 updates
By UCR Botanic Gardens |

UCRBG is closed through April 3, 2020

In accordance with proactive campus efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, UCR Botanic Gardens is closed through April 3, 2020. Please note, all large gatherings and events in the Botanic Gardens through the end of May have been cancelled or postponed. We appreciate your support. View UCR campus updates
By UCR Botanic Gardens |

Coronavirus update

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the UCRBG remains open and operational; however, as per UCR all gatherings have been postponed including events, tours, rentals, and photoshoots. Campus updates are posted here: https://ehs.ucr.edu/coronavirus. We appreciate your understanding and support of the Gardens during this challenge! VIEW UCR CAMPUS UPDATES
By UCR Botanic Gardens |

Spotlight on the interactive Botanic Gardens GIS Map

The Interactive GIS Application (app) for the UCR Botanic Gardens has been officially released to the public! We have utilized Esri Enterprise ArcGIS Online, so the “power of where” can be integrated into the project. To make this app user friendly, we want to provide a few tips on how to navigate your way through...
By UCR Botanic Gardens |

Save the Geodesic Dome in UCR's Botanic Gardens

Save the Geodesic Dome in UCR's Botanic Gardens. Make a donation today! Donate

Changes afoot at UCR’s garden oasis

INSIDE UCR -- For decades, the UCR Botanic Gardens have served as a quiet getaway tucked in a corner of campus where one can explore and enjoy nature. The 40-acre living plant museum still stands as an oasis from the bustle of campus, but some changes have been implemented in the past three years to...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |
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