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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.
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)
$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
$250 — All of the Above Plus
- Invitation to Special Events
$500 — All of the Above Plus
- Invitation to Exclusive Curator's Events
$1000 — All of the Above Plus
- Invitation to Exclusive Director's Events
Show your current membership card for the Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and receive DISCOUNTS at the following nurseries!
Drought Resistant Nursery – Plants Only
850 Park Ave. Monterey, CA 93940
Garden Company – Plants Only
2218 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gold Rush Nursery
3625 N Main Street, Soquel, CA 95073 Call for hours:
Golden Nursery – Plants Only
1122 Second Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
Hidden Gardens Nursery – Plants Only
7765 Soquel Dr., Aptos. CA 95003
Ladera Garden Center
380 Alpine Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94028
Native Revival Nursery – Plants Only
2600 Mar Vista Dr. Aptos, CA 95003
2440 Mattison Ln., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop – Plants and Merchandise
UCSC Arboretum, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Pot Stop – Pots Only
12360 Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA 95039,
Pottery Planet – Pots Only
2600 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Probuild Garden Center – Plants Only
235 River St. Santa Cruz, Ave. 95060
Sierra Azul Nursery – Plants and Merchandise
2660 East Lake Ave. Watsonville, CA 95076
Succulent Gardens – Plants Only
2133 Elkhorn Rd., Castroville, CA 95012
Surf City Growers
1975 Cox Rd., Aptos, CA 95003
Carry your Arb Card!