University of California, Riverside

UCR Botanic Gardens

Primavera in the Gardens

Primavera in the Gardens

Food & Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Sunday, May 21st, 2 PM - 5 PM, Rain or Shine!

Primavera 2017 Poster

To purchase tickets:

Advance Purchase:

By Check:
Make check payable to UCR Foundation, mail to: UCR Foundation, 900 University Avenue, Riverside CA 92521. Please include your name, return address and phone number.

At the Door:
with cash, check or credit card

 An annual fund-raising event, Primavera in the Gardens wine and food tasting has become an overnight success. 

Imagine yourself in an idyllic garden setting - sampling delicious appetizers and tasting terrific regional wines and craft beers surrounded by pleasant conversation and the sounds of live music ~ This is PRIMAVERA IN THE GARDENS!

Proceeds from the event benefit the Botanic Gardens' many deserving projects, including hosting thousands of touring school children each year.

This event is typically held the Sunday after Mother's Day.

2017 Sponsors

  • Chancellor Kim Wilcox and Diane Del Buono
  • Dennis and Janice Ponsor
  • Frank and Lucy Heyming
  • Richard and Jane Block
  • Chuck and Sally Beaty
  • Valerie Baule and Peter Atkinson
  • Burgess Moving & Storage
  • Doris Rhine
  • Gabrielle Watson
  • Merial Everett
  • Monika Ittig
  • Concha Rivera
  • Harold Snyder

2017 Silent Auction Donors

While enjoying the food and wine at Primavera, please stop by the Silent Auction tables to bid on some fabulous items: A framed signed print of the Mission Inn by Don O’Neill, noted Riverside artist; a beautifully designed necklace with a Dendrites limestone set in sterling with a sterling chain; two tickets to the show “Dirty Dancing” with VIP reception at the historic Fox Theater in Riverside; ceramic pieces by Riverside artists Ann Platzer and Ed Traynor; a Behind-The-Scenes tour of the Huntington Library or Gardens; a vintage 1948 men's wristwatch; garden glass art, wine and more! Below are the very generous donors to our Silent Auction:

  • Karen Fleisher
  • Bill Gardner
  • Mien Van de Ven
  • Ann Platzer
  • Ed Traynor
  • Denise Rietz
  • Mission Inn Foundation
  • Suzanne Fox
  • Mark Cloud
  • Aerosports Trampoline Park-Murrieta
  • Serafina Barrie
  • John Brown & Nancy Johnson
  • Fox Riverside Theater Foundation
  • Hello Riverside
  • Lucy Heyming
  • Amber Jones
  • E. Jennifer Katz Jewelry Design
  • Siri Khalsa
  • William Kleese
  • Roclord Studios
  • Harold Snyder
  • UCR Botanic Gardens
  • Giles Waines
  • Patrice Shepherd
  • Scot and Sue Wallace
  • Cathy Morford

2017 Floral Donors

  • Amy Hao
  • Arriaga Flowers
  • Angelica’s Florist & Gifts
  • Baker’s Flowers
  • Crestlawn Florist
  • Flowerloft
  • Flowers Del Sol
  • Flowers For You
  • Flowers With Grace
  • Gazebo Flowers & Gifts
  • Janine Almanzor
  • Karen Fleisher
  • Lucy Heyming
  • Magnolia Flowers
  • Moreno Valley Flower Box
  • Mullens Flowers
  • Porter’s Flower Club
  • Resendiz Brothers
  • Ricky’s Flowers
  • Riverside Mission Florist
  • Serrano Flowers
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • The Nature of Things

Listed below are the restaurants, breweries, and wineries in Primavera 2017.  Please patronize these establishments as thanks for their support of this fundraising event.

2017 Restaurants

2017 Breweries

2017 Wineries

For more information, call 951-784-6962 or

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Botanic Gardens Information

Botanic Gardens Schneider House Office
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Tel: (951) 784-6962

Mailing Address:
Botanic Gardens
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521-0124