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UC Riverside Botanic Gardens - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1 Botanic Gardens Dr, Riverside, CA 92507, USA

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About UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

The University of California, Riverside, Botanic Gardens are 40 acres of botanical gardens containing more than 3,500 plant species from around the world.The landscaped area around the buildings on campus demonstrates a wide variety of plants adapted to the arid inland area of Southern California. The Gardens were established primarily for teaching purposes and serve to provide plant materials for courses such as anthropology, art, biology, ecology, entomology and so more.

Attractions Near UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

Entomology Museum
Entomology Museum0.58km from UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

Entomology Research Museum is the insect collection of the Department of Entomology of the University of California, Riverside. It contains approximately 4 million total insect specimens, over 3 million of which are pinned, roughly 400,000 mounted on slides, the remainder preserved in ethanol. It serves as a repository for specimens representing the local arthropod fauna, as well as sites worldwide.

Two Trees Trail
Two Trees Trail2.19km from UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

Two trees trail is one of 7 trails in the Box Springs Mountain trail network. It approaches from the west and leads to an upper parking lot, and more trailheads. This is a very popular area for hiking and trail running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.

Box Springs Mountain
Box Springs Mountain3.7km from UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

This is the highest peak in the Box Springs Mountains range, standing 3,083 ft. Most of the mountain is part of the Box Springs Mountain Reserve, a 1,155-acre park. Because the mountain is one of the more prominent features in the Inland Empire, the summit is used for numerous telecommunication towers, including transmission towers for the KOLA 99.9 and KGGI 99.1 radio stations.

Moreno Valley M
Moreno Valley M3.88km from UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

Moreno Valley is a city in Riverside County, California. It is the second-largest city in Riverside County by population and one of the Inland Empire's population centers. There are at least 200 prehistoric archaeological locations within the city. The majority of the sites are milling stations - where chaparral seed was the dominant milling activity.

Victoria Avenue
Victoria Avenue4.8km from UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

Victoria Avenue is a divided scenic street in Riverside, California, that cuts through an area referred to as the greenbelt. The road became a popular tourist attraction because of the many trees and exotic plants used to landscape the route. Beyond the landscaping, the road was surrounded by navel orange groves, the crop that spurred Riverside's growth. Many of the groves still exist today.

Harada House
Harada House4.9km from UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

The Harada House is a historic house in Riverside, California. The house was the focus of a critical application of the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which prevented foreigners who were ineligible for citizenship from owning property. The house, created in 1884 and built upon by the Harada family, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1990 and is currently overseen by the Museum of Riverside.

Where is UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

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