University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens, Riverside

4.7
#3 of 9 in Parks in Riverside
The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university and a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state, and communities around the world.
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  • The UCR Botanic Gardens are perfect for an easy walk through tree- and plant-lined paths. There is such a variety of vegetation and knowledgeable volunteers to help with questions. You have to pay a n...  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
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  • Great place. Beautiful plants and trees. Come with at least 2hrs to spent, this place is pretty big. We had to pay for parking at the bottom of the hill. 90 minutes was $2.50 on a Saturday. Bring comfortable shoes and water. Great place to take pictures at. Various hiking trails for all ages. Restrooms on site.
  • 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 had learned about which helped me identify them and admire their traits. Oddly enough, there were some older people in the park with me which changed the experience. They walked slowly so I did, too. They admired everything slowly and so, I tried to. I got lost in the experience and took so many photos, my phone ran out of space for a while. I was thankful to have loaded it online before the graduation but I wish I could have spent more time there. It's not that big of a space, but there is plenty to see and read about. It's great for a romantic walk or as a sensory exploratory exercise. And the scents around me wafted nicely. For those with allergies, take a pill and then go see it!

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