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University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
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I've been looking for the UCR tripadvisor spot, but I haven't found it anywhere. That's why I post... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Josep H
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Awesome and educational

Great place to get away from the city and learn a little about the local plants here in Riverside... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
vlcarlson
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900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
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Reviewed 5 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 25 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 5 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 1 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 20 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
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Great grounds, beautiful benches and gazebos. Very large fun to explore all the hiking trails. Great view of the city if you hike up the mountain. I was not that impressed with the flowers and plants but I think it was because it was in...More

Thank Jaime V
Reviewed 28 March 2016

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.

2  Thank puresynergy
Reviewed 19 March 2016

My son had to do a project for his college class so we went here and I was surprised by all the different types of plants and trees there were. We actually had a good time walking around. There were 3 of us so we...More

Thank kelliducloux1
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sonia g
Is there an entrance charge to this place?
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Response from Friedrich B | Reviewed this property |
not that I am aware of; the parking is limited, though
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sonia g
Is there an entrance fee to this place?
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Response from 8888liz8888 | Reviewed this property |
Suggested donation is $5, you can simply just ignore the donation box, like most people do.
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