All events are open to the public and free, except as noted.
They are held in the Arboretum's Horticulture Building, unless otherwise stated.
The Arboretum is open daily for self-guided tours from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Board Meeting, Friends of the Arboretum
Wednesday, June 26, 2013—5:00pm
Workshop: Botanical Skills with Dr. Matt Ritter
Thursday, June 27, or Friday, June 28, from 8am to 4pm (attend a one-day workshop on either day.)
Presented by exceptional teacher and long-time friend of the Arboretum, Dr. Matt Ritter.
Come refresh your knowledge of the botanical skills essential for any practicing arborist, urban forester, consultant, nurseryman, city planner, landscape architect, or interested gardener. Cost is $120. For more information and registration, visit the workshop website.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013—all day
1st Tuesday of every month.
Free admission to the Arboretum.
Saturday, July 6, 2013—11:00 am
1st Saturday of every month. Tour of the Arboretum, free with your admission.
Meet at Norrie's Gift Shop at 11am.
First Saturday Tours
Join a docent-led tour on the first Saturday of the month. The tour is free with your Arboretum admission. Tours start at 11:00 in front of Norrie's Gift Shop.
Talks, Lectures, and Pot-lucks
Check the bulletin board in the Horticulture II building for announcements of up coming events. Scholars, staff, and volunteers present talks on wide-ranging topics.
This weeding group was formed to help with the Entrance Native Gardenon Tuesday mornings at 9:00am. Enjoy a friendly group, and get involved in beautifying this ongoing project while enjoying the beauty of the California Native collection. Bring gloves, water, and sun protection.
Join this weeding and pruning group that meets every Tuesday morning 9:30- 12:30. Get involved enhancing the beauty of the New Zealand garden. Bring gloves and smiles. We provide the Kiwi vibe. Hope to see you mate, cheers!
This rousing group gathers 9am on Thursday mornings. The Australian Collections beam from their attention, and our garden visitors enjoy laughter and joy that is the Aussie Weeders.
Euc. Grove Volunteers
Day and time varies, Contact Melinda Kralj at the Arboretum:
Succulent Wreath Making
New volunteers are sought to join this ongoing group. Succulent wreaths are made by volunteers and sold through Norrie's and the annual Wreath Sale in November, providing much needed support to the Arboretum. Learn how to make these lovely living creations. Most Wednesdays 10am-noon, but call to confirm instruction will be available, 427-2998.
Arboretum, 1156 High Street, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 | Tel 831.427.2998, Fax 831.427.1524