Latest News for August 26th, 2022

Director’s Report, Fall 2022

Summers are usually quiet in the Gardens; campus slows down after the quarter ends, visitors avoid the heat of midday, and we use the time to catch up on tasks and take some time off. This summer was an exception for one eventful week in July when our first corpse plant bloomed! As you can...
By Jodie Holt |

Little Miss Stinky

Sunday, July 24, 2022 was a big day for the Botanic Gardens. Almost 1,700 people came to see, and smell, Little Miss Stinky! Although we have several corpse plants ( Amorphophallus titanum), and our oldest is from 1995, this was the first time we had one bloom. It’s a rare event, but it’s even more...
By Janine Almanzor |

Spotlight on George Spiliotis

Even if you have never met George Spiliotis, you probably know the name. George does so much for the Gardens that his name is in just about every newsletter and in multiple places in each newsletter. George lived locally for about 30 years before his first visit to the Gardens. He had heard there was...
By UCR Botanic Gardens |

What to See in the Gardens, Fall 2022

You may have noticed from the “In the Works” section, that we are working on a Native Bee Garden, which was inspired and funded by generous donations from the family of the late Dr. Martin Barnes, Emeritus Professor of Entomology. If you plan to make several visits throughout the rest of the year, I recommend...
By Miguel Estrada |
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