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Join and Support the Arboretum!

Membership in the Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum provides an opportunity to explore, learn, and be inspired 365 days of the year. Along with an array of member benefits and privileges for you and your family, you also are supporting the Arboretum’s internationally recognized collections, regional conservation efforts, leading scientific research, and pioneering education and horticulture programs.

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Benefits of Membership

California Poppy (One Adult Card)
$45 — Individual, Senior, Student. Non-Transferable

  • Free admission to the Arboretum
  • Discount at Norrie's and Local Nurseries
  • Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • Discount on Admission to Lectures, etc.
  • Recognition in Bulletin
  • Reciprocal Admission to AHS Affiliate Gardens
  • Invitation to Members Only Events
  • One Garden Admission Guest Pass

Salvia (Two Adult Cards)
$65 — Dual/Family - All the Above Plus

  • Admission of one guest accompanying each member
  • One additional Garden Admission Guest Pass (two total)

Kauri Circle
$100 — Poppy and Salvia Benefits Above Plus

  • Two additional Garden Admission Guest Passes (four total)
  • 2 Guest Passes for Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • 1 Specially Propagated Plant

Erica Circle
$250 — All of the Above Plus

  • Invitation to Special Events

Banksia Circle
$500 — All of the Above Plus

  • Invitation to Exclusive Curator's Events

Protea Circle
$1000 — All of the Above Plus

  • Invitation to Exclusive Director's Events

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Drought Resistant NurseryPlants Only
850 Park Ave. Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-2120

Garden CompanyPlants Only
2218 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 429-8424

Gold Rush Nursery
3625 N Main Street, Soquel, CA 95073 Call for hours:
(831) 465-0314

Golden Nursery Plants Only
1122 Second Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 348-5525

Hidden Gardens NurseryPlants Only
7765 Soquel Dr., Aptos. CA 95003
(831) 688-7011

Ladera Garden Center
380 Alpine Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94028
(650) 854-3850

Native Revival NurseryPlants Only
2600 Mar Vista Dr. Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 684-1811

New Garden
2440 Mattison Ln., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 462-1610

Norrie's Gift & Garden ShopPlants and Merchandise
UCSC Arboretum, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 502-2999

Pot StopPots Only
12360 Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA 95039,
(831) 768-7557

Pottery Planet Pots Only
2600 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 465-9216

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235 River St. Santa Cruz, Ave. 95060
(831) 423-0223

Sierra Azul NurseryPlants and Merchandise
2660 East Lake Ave. Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-0939

Succulent GardensPlants Only
2133 Elkhorn Rd., Castroville, CA 95012
(831) 632-0482

Surf City Growers
1975 Cox Rd., Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-1088

Carry your Arb Card!