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University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
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Worth a visit

The UCR Botanic Gardens are a bit different from the standard botanical gardens you might expect... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Culver City, California
A field Trip

I used to live in riverside while still in high School, and one fond memory was a school trip to... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Sean O
St. Petersburg, Florida
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900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

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...More

2  Thank GareThere
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I used to live in riverside while still in high School, and one fond memory was a school trip to this gardens for a science class, and it was my first time going to such a garden. As a typical teenage kid at the time,...More

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I have been at the botanical gardens fir two times and I really enjoyed coming here. I always come here to have my quiet time and to pray. The atmosphere is very cool.

Thank Heaven M
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I've been looking for the UCR tripadvisor spot, but I haven't found it anywhere. That's why I post my review here. I spent the whole summer of 94 studying at UCR's extension and found its professors and facilities amazing.

1  Thank Josep H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place to get away from the city and learn a little about the local plants here in Riverside as well as others. I love the turtle pond and the cactus garden.

Thank vlcarlson
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The trail map makes the gardens look bigger than they are. They are easily explored in a couple of hours - longer if you stop to take pictures like I did. Nice variety of plants. The rose garden was in full bloom with many types...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 6 June 2016

It's not super clean like a Fairmount Park, but more like a jungle and that flair is actually positive ! Trails are often very steep !

Thank globetrotter897
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I am a UCR alumni and I go to the botanic gardens all the time. There are endless walking trails to explore because it is huge. You can easily spend an entire afternoon wandering through the beautiful hillsides.

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great place to walk. It is also educational for those interested in Botany, since many of the plants are labeled so you know what to ask for at the garden center. And if the garden center can't get it, then go to one of their...More

Thank Smharris27
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Best to visit from opening at 8 am to about 11, before the heat. Great walks amid succulents as well as flowering shrubs and towering trees. Lots of hummingbirds, and other birds enjoying the mulberries, if in season. Range goes from easy walking to dry...More

1  Thank Anne O
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sonia g
24 September 2015|
Response from Friedrich B | Reviewed this property |
not that I am aware of; the parking is limited, though
sonia g
24 September 2015|
Response from 8888liz8888 | Reviewed this property |
Suggested donation is $5, you can simply just ignore the donation box, like most people do.