Primavera in the Gardens


Food and Wine/Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Save the Date - May 17, 2020

The UCR Botanic Gardens’ major fundraising event each year is Primavera in the Gardens, Riverside’s premiere food, wine, and craft beer tasting event. Proceeds from Primavera sponsorships and ticket sales provide critical support for educational programs, events, and enrichment activities we offer to community members of all ages, as well as for enhancement of our collection and gardens. Primavera features many of Riverside’s finest restaurants and caterers providing appetizers and desserts, regional wineries and breweries serving wine and craft beer, and live music from local ensembles. In 2019 we will celebrate the 21st anniversary of Primavera in the Gardens.

Primavera is typically held the Sunday after Mother's Day each year.

  • 2019 Silent Auction Donors List
    • Annabelle’s Salon
    • British Emporium
    • Callaway Vineyard & Winery
    • Edible Arrangements
    • Norman Ellstrand
    • Karen Fleisher
    • Suzanne Fox
    • Fox Riverside Theater Foundation
    • Bill Gardner
    • Carol Haffter
    • Nancy Jacobson
    • Rebecca Kallinger
    • E. Jennifer Katz Jewelry Design
    • William Kleese
    • Mission Inn Foundation
    • Cathy Morford
    • Dara Mosher
    • Steven Orr
    • Ann Platzer
    • Phil Pond
    • Janice Ponsor
    • Linda Powell
    • Denise Rietz
    • Dave Struthers
    • Roclord Studio
    • Richard Swanson
    • Nick & Susan Toscano
    • Ed Traynor
    • UCR Botanic Gardens
    • Mien Van de Ven
    • Giles Waines
    • Western Municipal Water District
    • Ellen Finan

Register for upcoming events online:


For more information, call 951-784-6962 or