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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

Join or Renew Today!

Show your current membership card for the Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and receive discounts at the following nurseries!

Gold Rush Nursery
3625 N Main St
Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 359-9291

Ladera Garden Center
3130 Alpine Rd, #380
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 854-3850

Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop at the Arboretum
UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
Arboretum Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 502-2999

Pottery Planet
2600 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 465-9216

Sierra Azul Nursery
2660 E. Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-2532

(Discounts are for plants only at the following nurseries)

DIG Gardens (plants only)
420 Water Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 466-3444

Drought Resistant Nursery (plants only)
850 Park Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-2120

The Garden Company (plants only)
2218 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 429-8424

Golden Nursery (plants only)
1122 2nd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 348-5525

Hidden Gardens Nursery (plants only)
7765 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-7011

San Lorenzo Garden Center (plants only)
235 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-0223

Carry your Arb Card!