by Clara Josephs, posted by Deb Shaw
University of California, Riverside, Botanic Garden. Photo by Tania Marien, © 2015, all rights reserved.
Mark your calendars: the first BAGSC Quarterly meeting of 2016 will be Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 9:30 am at the University of California, Riverside Botanic Gardens.
A guided tour of the Gardens begins promptly at 9:45 am. Sack lunch and quarterly meeting immediately following at 11 in the conference room. Cost: $8 for tour (payable at the meeting) plus parking fee.
Tania Marien has arranged a guided tour just for BAGSC members of the spectacular botanic garden at UC Riverside. This world renowned garden and research facility has a unique collection of plants and trees from all over the world, including rare and bizarre plants from Baja, California and unique specimens from the Sierra Foothills. Ongoing research projects include the development of dwarf, low winter-chill lilacs and a breeding project focused on developing heat resistance in Cantua (Magic Flower of the Incas).
The tour will last approximately 1-1/4 hours. There is bench seating along the route. Please bring $8 to cover the cost of the guided tour, money for parking, a sack lunch and drink. Our quarterly meeting and lunch will begin at 11. You will want to bring your camera or sketchbook! Plan to arrive in the parking lot by 9:30. Restroom facilities are at the entry to the garden. We plan to begin the tour promptly at 9:45 am.
Carpool meeting locations will be established in various Southern California locations to make travel to Riverside easier. More to come later on carpooling. Please note that parking in lots other than the small lot at the botanic garden is subject to University parking fees. Carpooling is encouraged.
Visit the UCR Botanic Gardens online. You’ll be impressed by what you see!
BAGSC Meeting Dates for 2016
Parking Information for UC Riverside Botanic Gardens Weekend parking at the botanic gardens is .25¢/hour. Parking is limited. Weekend parking in UCR Lot 10 is $1.25/hour, 2-hour maximum.