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UC Riverside Botanical Garden

40 acres of botanical gardens containing more than 3,500 plant species from around the world.
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Serene scene of bench and chairs under a tree at the Botanical Gardens.
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Rose bushes at the Botanical Gardens
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Nestled in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains on the east side of the University of California, Riverside Campus are the UC Riverside Botanical Gardens which cover over 40 hilly acres of scenic beauty.

Guests can wander over four miles of trails, relax on a bench and enjoy the sights. From the Rose Garden, to Lilac lane, to the Subtropical Fruit Orchard, there are 40-acres of extensive living plant museum 3,500-plus plant species, and thousands of specimens from across the globe. There’s a focus on plants from the Mediterranean climate as it’s similar to the arid climate of California and the southwestern US.

Nearest Station
Riverside - Hunter Park/UCR
Address
1 Botanic Gardens Drive
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone
(951) 784-6962
Website
https://gardens.ucr.edu/
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