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Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum named among the best gift shops in Santa Cruz County by the readers of Santa Cruz Weekly


Hosting a wedding, an event?

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The UC Santa Cruz Aboretum is a great location for a meeting, symposium or a truly memorable wedding.


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Come to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum's Annual Fall Plant Sale!

shoppers at the fall plant sale

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Held annually in conjunction with the Santa Cruz Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, the UCSC Arboretum's Fall Plant Sale is an event not to be missed. Members of the Friends of the UCSC Arboretum and CNPS are admitted early. Memberships will be available at the gate on the day of the sale for early entry.

The preliminary list of plants offered for sale at the Fall Plant Sale will be posted to the website as soon as it is available, usually about a week before the sale.

Arboretum members, have you sent in your RSVP?

Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Annual Arb-B-Que and meeting!

diners at the ArbBQ

Sunday, September 21 in the Australian Upper Picnic Area

For members of the Friends of the UCSC Arboretum, in the Australian upper picnic area.
Annual meeting, barbecue and awards

  • 4:00 Drinks and appetizers
  • 5:00 BBQ and potluck
  • 6:00 Friends of the Arboretum annual meeting and award recognition

More details, including information about the annual meeting, can be found on the Arb-B-Que page. You can RSVP here!


Welcome to my garden!

Special curator-led garden tours of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

A tour group in the California Provence Garden

See the Arboretum's unique and impressive collections through the eyes of the collections' curators!

Reserve your place to attend this tour series offered by the Arboretum’s talented and passionate garden curators. They will show you rare and inspiring plants in the gardens under their care and why the collections and work are important to you and the community.

These tours are selling out fast. Reserve your spot today! [ Read more...]

What's Blooming at the Arboretum?

Grevillea superb

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum has thousands of plants from California and far parts of the globe in its extensive and varied living collections. Color can always be found throughout the Arboretum. Check out What's Blooming for some current expamples.