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15th Annual Primavera in the Gardens

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15th Annual Primavera in the Gardens


UCR Botanic Gardens

Start Date/Time

5/19/2013 2:00 PM

End Date/Time

5/19/2013 5:00 PM

Type of Event

Special Events


UC Riverside,,, 951-784-6962


An annual fund-raising event, Primavera in the Gardens wine and food tasting has become an overnight success. Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Gardens! The 15th Annual PRIMAVERA IN THE GARDENS is coming! Riverside's premier wine and food tasting event takes place on Sunday, May 19th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the UCR Botanic Gardens. Nearly 500 people attended in 2010. Tickets to the fund raiser are $60 per person by reservation and $70 at the gate. For additional information, call 951-784-6962. Please note: There is a $5.00 parking fee. A trolley will be available to escort guests to the Botanic Gardens entrance. Imagine yourself in an idyllic garden setting - strolling down verdant pathways, nibbling delicious appetizers; sitting under tall shade trees tasting terrific regional wines; all the while the dappled sunlight warms your face and kisses the colorful spring blooms. You are surrounded by the murmurs of pleasant conversation and happy laughter and the soft sounds of live music,. This is PRIMAVERA IN THE GARDENS! Tantalizing appetizers are provided by wonderful restaurants and caterers from all over Riverside. Past participants have included Anchos, Antones, Cafe Sevilla, Ciao Bella, Gerard's Eve Bistro, Gra-Pow, Jammin' Bread, Mario's Place, Simple Simon's, Smokey Canyon BBQ, Phood on Main, Table for Two, Tin Lizzy's Cookie Factory, UCR Dining Services and Coffee Roasters. Wines are proffered by regional vineyards and wineries. Past participants have included BevMo! Corona, Callaway Vineyard and Winery, Canyon Crest Winery, Falkner Winery, Galleano, Hart Winery, Joseph Filippi Winery and Vineyard, Keyways Vineyard and Winery, Lorenzi's, Oak Mt. Winery, and South Coast Winery and Resort, as well as beers from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, BJ's and Inland Empire Brewery. In addition, there will be the excitement of a Silent Auction, featuring dozens of garden-related items. Proceeds from the event benefit the Botanic Gardens' many deserving projects, including hosting thousands of touring school children each year. To purchase advance tickets, please make checks payable to UCR Foundation and send to Primavera, Botanic Gardens University of California, 92521-0124. Your tickets will be available the day of the event at the Will-Call booth. Come join us for a very special afternoon! Cost: Varies

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