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“Riverside's hidden gem”

University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens
Ranked #7 of 41 things to do in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
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Arcadia, CA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Riverside's hidden gem”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

The Botanical Gardens are delightfully peaceful. There is parking close by, and nice walking trails. Plants are grouped based upon origin or climate. The overall feel is less formal, and a nice place for a relaxed afternoon. They do have a very good plant sale in April and October, a website, and the Friends of the UCR Botanical Gardens group is very active.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“UCR Botanic Gardens”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

A quiet, beautiful, colorful place. Great for photography, for a walk, for sharing with kids. But hot in summer, as someone else said. While you're at UCR during your non-summer visit, plan to check out the many other events of interest - music, dance, theater, lots of interesting lectures...

Visited May 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Turtles!!!”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I really enjoy the botanical gardens. They are both relaxing and entertaining at the same time. I just wish they would have more fountains because it gets really hot in the summer.

Visited October 2013
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Riverside, California
1 review
“Beautiful Afternoon in the gardens”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Wonderful place to spend an afternoon with family. Outdoor venue with educational information for all ages. Take a picnic or just get some exercise and learn about different Southern California plants.

Visited September 2013
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Moreno Valley, California
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Quiet Garden to Explore”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is a green oasis in the desert. Its so well kept, quiet and cool. I love to go here all during the year to practice my photography!

Visited August 2013
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