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University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

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I discovered the UCR Botanical Gardens over 20 years ago. There are so many beautiful spots for... read more

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jenniferpI4353CP
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Riverside, United States
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I can't really complain. It was free. $1 an hour parking. No one really around. The rose garden was... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Prax-Tammy
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Conroe, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday

I discovered the UCR Botanical Gardens over 20 years ago. There are so many beautiful spots for picnics, reading a good book, or happily strolling along the many trails. It is closed certain Fridays so double check before you go. It's definitely one of my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

I can't really complain. It was free. $1 an hour parking. No one really around. The rose garden was pretty. Fun place to take pictures. Trails nicely maintained and cute koi pond. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit but if close I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Prax-Tammy
Reviewed November 16, 2018

The botanical garden is located on the campus of the University of California at Riverside. There is a $2/hour parking fee (paid in advance) and a $5 suggested donation to enter the garden (there is a drop slot near the entrance for you to pay)....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ransom007
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Having attended the university in my earlier years, I recently went for a graduation and had time to walk around. Since it was spring, the entire garden was in full bloom. From the flowers to the trees, I found myself revisiting the plant life I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tea C
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Watch for the news about the Open House that is held at the gardens.👍opportunity to view and learn about plants in our area. 👍place to buy plants.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lenora C
Reviewed May 5, 2018

We went here for a nice walk and get a few family pics as my wife and I are from Pennsylvania. Saw a lot of different varieties of trees and flowers. Trails are well marked and you should not miss this. We were there about...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The UCR Botanical gardens is a wonderful place to take your family for a long, lazy stroll. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the plant collections and the environment.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Agenor M
Reviewed March 28, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Starviagera
Reviewed February 21, 2018

An easy hiking area for people who love plants or have children and want "an adventure." It is lovely and always delightful to visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed December 21, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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