Content Tagged with: UCR Botanic Gardens

Supporters rally around Botanic Gardens after break-ins

The UC Riverside Botanic Gardens has seen an outpouring of support following break-ins that resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars in equipment. Supporters have asked how they can donate money and equipment, and volunteer to help, after Botanic Gardens Director Jodie Holt posted on social media about burglaries that occurred Friday evening...

By Imran Ghori |

Stairway to nature

The campus community now has easier access to the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens on a stairway connected to a scenic path. The Office of Planning, Design and Construction recently completed construction of the stairway on a small hill on the east side of campus that provides a shortcut to the gardens. The stairway was built over a steep incline...

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Rare bloom draws record crowds to UCR Botanic Gardens

It was the little plant that raised a big stink for a brief window of time. The UC Riverside Botanic Gardens drew record crowds over the past week with visitors from all over Southern California coming by to catch a glimpse and whiff of Little Miss Stinky. The rare corpse plant, which grew from 1999 seeds and was acquired in 2007, began blooming...

By Imran Ghori |

Corpse plant ready to bloom at the Botanic Gardens

A rare sight — and smell — is on display at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens with a corpse plant expected to bloom in the coming days. This will be the first time it has bloomed since the gardens began growing the tropical plant, officially known as Amorphophallus titanum , in 2007 from seeds acquired from the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and...

By Imran Ghori |