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“Lovely stroll through the gardens”

University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens
Ranked #7 of 48 things to do in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Lots of flowers, herbs, trees, and well marked plants. There are areas with shade, and plenty of privacy. A lovely setting for a calm restful afternoon.

Thank marilyn1955
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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.

Thank aprilibro
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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...

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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.

Thank chofalashes
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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.

Thank Sarah A
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