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University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
+1 951-784-6962
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Very beautiful Gardens

We went here for a nice walk and get a few family pics as my wife and I are from Pennsylvania. Saw... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
James C
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Great place to take your family.

The UCR Botanical gardens is a wonderful place to take your family for a long, lazy stroll. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Agenor M
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“turtle pond” (4 reviews)
“plant sales” (4 reviews)
“native plants” (4 reviews)
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900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
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+1 951-784-6962
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"plant sales"
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"native plants"
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"rose garden"
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"relaxing walk"
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"drought tolerant"
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"butterflies flying"
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"family pics"
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"desert plants"
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"easy hiking"
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"parking fee is"
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"read a book"
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"shady areas"
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"relaxing place"
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Reviewed 6 May 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

Thank James C
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Reviewed 2 April 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.

Thank Agenor M
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Reviewed 29 March 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

2  Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed 22 February 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.

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 21 December 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

1  Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Very well done and well-marked, educational, excellently laid out with good trails. Some very steep slopes, some dusty, but very well designed and maintained-- neat, trimmed, clean. Wide variety of plants in natural settings and beautiful views/photos.

1  Thank ANonyMouse45
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Gorgeous looks at nature and a relaxing place for a walk. Very small fee to get in ($5 donation to URC).

1  Thank Deonna2
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

My daughter and I went one Saturday morning--we were only going to spend about 2 hours there--but we were so interested in the flowers and shrubs and trees that we spend twice that amount, and only left because it was getting to warm--

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place is great, quiet, clean, a lot to see, very educational for kids and adults. Staff are very well versed and knowledgeable. We will visit the place again. We love museum. It’s nice to know the history of this place.

Thank Edward O
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a peaceful place to visit if you just need to connect to nature for a minute! It's just big enough that you can change up your stroll routes. I enjoy their occasional plant sales where you can purchase unusual plants not available at...More

Thank ashade13
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