University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

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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Starviagera
Florida2,064 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • 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, CA52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • 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, CA80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • 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, CA2,459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • 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, MN380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • 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 Jersey4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • 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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aprilibro
Arcadia, CA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Business
The Botanical Gardens are delightfully peaceful. There is parking close by, and nice walking trails. Plants are grouped based upon origin or climate. The overall feel is less formal, and a nice place for a relaxed afternoon. They do have a very good plant sale in April and October, a website, and the Friends of the UCR Botanical Gardens group is very active.
Written March 7, 2014
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ginastera
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • 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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Callisto22
Riverside, ca16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Family
Such a beautiful garden, that many people don't know about. It's very hilly, but my 3 year old and I hiked all around it (with me only carrying her part of the way). We enjoyed stopping at the many benches along the way and watching the wildlife.

People also like to use this areas to take family portraits (I saw a poor photographer lugging all his equipment up some of the hills), meditate, or even for religious studies.
Written October 25, 2012
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Heidi M
Riverside, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The most beautiful hidden treasure in Riverside at the UCR Campus. Gorgeous trails with so many different flowers and cactus. A must see!
Written February 11, 2020
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