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University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

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Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA
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A map of the garden, please!

It's our 2nd visit after 10+ years! Due to lack of signage, we only accrued under 2000 steps from the parking lot, on the 4-mile trail mentioned in many reviews. A map of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Cypress, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It's our 2nd visit after 10+ years! Due to lack of signage, we only accrued under 2000 steps from the parking lot, on the 4-mile trail mentioned in many reviews. A map of the 4-mile trail should be posted at the bulletin board, where you can pick up some free, $1 and $2 pamphlets about the garden, but NO map... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You like to hike? well this is the perfect spot. I thoroughly enjoy hiking here... nice and serene place in Riverside.

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enjoyed wandering the gardens of UCR Botanic Gardens. Wonderful specimens along the meandering and at some points "up-hill" trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is by far the best and most relaxing place I have ever been to. I'm so glad to have found a place where my family and I can enjoy together. If you're looking to have a picnic, come here. There's chairs and shade spots all over the gardens! The garden is huge, and has a lot to offer, (even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Since my UCR days, I have enjoyed coming to the gardens. It's consistently tranquil, delightful, educational and envigorating. The collection is varied and well kept. A fair amount of walking is possible and strollers will work, though wheelchairs without good batteries will find some of the climbs difficult. They regularly hold plant sales.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

cool means not hot here (laugh), anyway it is a good place for everyone. actually it is a good place for me to run in the morning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love walking thru these gardens and seeing what is in bloom and also finding a spot to sit for a few minutes to just enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Miles of trails meander through native California plantings, plus species from Australia and South Africa. My favorite part of the garden is the Cactus Garden, just to the left of the entrance. Plants people will appreciate that specimens are (usually) carefully labeled. The spring and fall garden sales are amazing events. This is a beautiful, quiet, and under-used community amenity--... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just go! Great hiking trail - not too strenuous with multiple options/paths. The rose garden is breathtaking when in bloom. The butterfly garden's beautiful -- look for the small wooden sculptures in the shape of desert animals. Nice quiet outdoor place to take kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This botanical garden is located at the far end of the campus. There is parking right next to it for 25 cents per hour. There is a restroom once you enter. There is a donation box requesting $5. It is worth it. This was a lot nicer than other gardens we paid more for. On the LEFT is the best... More 

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Additional Information about University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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