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University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
+1 951-784-6962
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Beauitful garden

Just like one review i read about this place. You get to lot 10 and from there is a little road... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
chela9992503
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Riverside, California
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Great Place to Relax and Enjoy Nature

A quaint and large nature park to explore, relax , and enjoy nature . Many trees and plants to... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
MandC0218
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Riverside, California
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  • Average5%
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“turtle pond” (4 reviews)
“plant sales” (4 reviews)
“native plants” (4 reviews)
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900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521-9800
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+1 951-784-6962
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"turtle pond"
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"plant sales"
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"native plants"
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"rose garden"
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"relaxing walk"
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"drought tolerant"
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"butterflies flying"
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"full bloom"
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"desert plants"
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"easy hiking"
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"parking fee is"
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"read a book"
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"shady areas"
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"relaxing place"
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"parking lot"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Just like one review i read about this place. You get to lot 10 and from there is a little road that takes you to where there is about 10 parking spots closer to the entrance. When you get to the entrance the parking machine...More

Thank chela9992503
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

A quaint and large nature park to explore, relax , and enjoy nature . Many trees and plants to check out. Use bug spray before you visit the gardens and try to visit on a cool day or in the morning. Free admission. Recommended.

Thank MandC0218
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a great place to buy plants when they have their sales. Walk through the free (donations requested) gardens, sit in the shade and smell the roses (beautiful rose garden!), and then look for the flowers you'd like in your own gardens. Parking fee...More

Thank Theresa H
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

We spent about two hours here and didn't see everything. There are many trails to explore at some future date. We were a little late in the season to see and photograph the many varieties of cacti in bloom. We really enjoyed the rose garden...More

Thank Joan H
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 3 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
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Reviewed 28 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
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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
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Sherrell D
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not that I am aware of; the parking is limited, though
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