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 most part, the plants don't have a lot of colors other than "green". And there... 更多
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, I never wanted to go and see a bunch of flowers, but this experience opened... 更多
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.
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 of roses. I enjoyed watching the turtles in the pond. The butterfly garden was quite... 更多
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 !
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.
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 plant sales in the Spring or Fall.
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 climbing, with well marked trails. Great views of Riverside