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University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
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Take an hour off

Every year I seem to find myself in a walk through the botanic garden. I get a good idea or two... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Riverside, California
Very relaxing and spacious

Parking is 2.00 but worth it. The cactus gardens are spectacular and there are more cactus than... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Diane B
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“turtle pond” (4 reviews)
“native plants” (4 reviews)
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900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Every year I seem to find myself in a walk through the botanic garden. I get a good idea or two for native and drought tolerant plants. For folks with an interest in birding there are a wide variety of birds. Check out the web...More

Thank eahjob
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Parking is 2.00 but worth it. The cactus gardens are spectacular and there are more cactus than you can imagine exist. It is free but it donation of five dollars is requested and it's well worth $5. It is a huge area and really great...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful place to take an easy stroll or a vigorous walk. Your choice! The plant varieties are plentiful, every season brings something new to see. Birds and butterflies are an added bonus, as well as the turtles in the pond. Twice a year the "Friends...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a location especially interesting for gardeners and persons interested in native plants. Well laid out and great docents when available.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Even if you are not an avid horticulturist, this garden offers lots to see and a pleasant setting for a stroll. Even in winter there are species worth viewing.

Thank alwaysonthewater
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This garden is very spacious and peaceful. Lots of trees. Good for a nice walk with friends or family. There is a turtle pond and some greenhouses, overall great place to visit

Thank crivers725
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We found the Botanical Gardens enchanting. We bumped into staff along out peripatetic wanderings. Each person was knowledgeable and eager to share tidbits about the park and its environs with us.... A very pleasant time indeed!

Thank FredSimson
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 18 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
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Sherrell D
21 August 2017|
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29 January 2017|
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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