University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

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University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens
4.5
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
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
We came in February. There were some plants not out yet. Still. I was amazed that they had so many flowers.

It was especially for cacti. I liked that! I I took my time.

We even saw a lizard.

Lots of beautiful flowers.

There was a herb garden.

There were roses, even in February.

They had oranges as well.

There was water and who was in the water: Turtles.

This is a must see! We enjoyed this beautiful University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens.

We had to pay parking, buy the University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens was free.
Written June 14, 2020
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Andrea C
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I went to the botanic gardens with my family on January of this year. We got there around 11 in the morning, and were able to find parking. I would recommend getting there earlier if you want parking that is right by the entrance. We had to park (not free) and walk to the entrance of the gardens, which isn't that far. This is totally worth it! The botanic gardens have multiple trails. My favorite things to see here in the summer are the rose garden, herb garden, and the butterfly garden. We visited again in January, which didn't look as pretty as the summer and spring. However, we still enjoyed the trails, be careful some areas are steep! I also liked how the trails have accessible paths for areas that may be difficult to walk or hike. Overall, this was great experience! The trails are not as crowded. The different flowers, trees, and plants you see is amazing. I would recommend smelling the popcorn tree that is near the herb garden. Also, make sure to take a tour and leave a donation! This is a great place to go if you want to experience and explore nature with your family.
Written April 18, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
This is the University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens. I really liked it.

First it was about cacti, then the Iris Garden, the herb Garden and more.

We had all the time to visit. I like that!

This is a must see
Written January 14, 2021
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Starviagera
The Villages, FL1,733 contributions
Couples
How expensive or difficult would it be to have arrows to show the route to see the entire park? There are all kinds of paths and no directions. We did not see all of it. The tank were the turtles were was really dirty. There were a lot of signs that had no plants or had the wrong plants. The place needs some TLC and a good organizer/manager.
Written March 28, 2018
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Jill J
Riverside, CA27 contributions
Couples
The botanic gardens is tucked into the canyon on the side of UCR. It can be hard to find, but is worth it. There are multiple small gardens, ponds, frogs, turtles, a small lawn area perfect for picnics. It is quiet, cool even in summer in the shade, and is a favorite place for pictures for families, graduations, and engagements.
Written May 7, 2019
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Robert P
Riverside, CA83 contributions
Family
I have taken my kids to the gardens on several ocassion's, more so when they were little. It is nice to stroll among the plants and learn about different varitie's. When my kids were younger they loved playing botanic gardens bingo. They still supply the paper, you need to bring a pen. This is free, there are some activities with small charges. You can do a self guided tour. Information is available at the gate house. There are docent tours and school I can't wait till my grandchildren are old enough to enjoy the experience. There are some up coming events. In January there will be a rose pruning demo. In April a plant sale, and in May a bird walk. Parking is limited.
Written December 21, 2017
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Gary
Culver City, CA2,531 contributions
Solo
The UCR Botanic Gardens are a bit different from the standard botanical gardens you might expect. The gardens are set out among trails that meander up and down hills - and also include a couple of greenhouses. There is one rose garden but for the most part, the plants don't have a lot of colors other than "green". And there are native plants and succulents and cacti in various areas.

Once you find your way to the University - ask the attendant and the information kiosk how to find the gardens. Internet sites may advise you to park in Lot #10 - but yo can actually drive through this lot, following signs to the Botanic Garden parking lot. Once there, you can buy a parking pass from a machine to put on your dashboard.
Written November 25, 2016
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insight2actions
Excelsior, MN386 contributions
Family
Beautiful grounds, hills, hardscape, and many plants over many acres. Drive right on campus and follow signs to gardens. Park right in front of entrance. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and snacks.
Written March 28, 2016
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silando2001
New Jersey5 contributions
Business
I never expected such a beautiful garden. This botanical garden rivals anything I've seen in SF or LA. If you have time, this is a must see.
Written October 1, 2014
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ginastera
3 contributions
Solo
A quiet, beautiful, colorful place. Great for photography, for a walk, for sharing with kids. But hot in summer, as someone else said. While you're at UCR during your non-summer visit, plan to check out the many other events of interest - music, dance, theater, lots of interesting lectures...
Written November 25, 2013
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