Our Puya is blooming again!Yes, those colors are real. Check out what else is blooming at the Arboretum.
Come the the annual meeting and Arb-B-Que! Sept. 21.
Don't miss the opportunity to tour the Arboretum's collections with the people who know them best, the curators and directors! Reservations required. More information can found here.
Free Guided Tour,
1st Saturday, every
Free with your Arboretum admission.
1st Tuesday, every
Free admission to the Arboretum, all day.
Details about Arboretum events can be found by visiting the Arboretum Calendar
The Ray Collett Rare & Extraordinary Plants Lecture Series presents:Tuesday, September 9, 2014—7:00pm talk (no potluck)
Arboretum members $5, Non-members $10, UCSC students – free.
Please note: This will be a well-attended event. Please register here to reserve a seat ahead of time.
"You can't save biodiversity in isolation you can only save it in a sustainable world."
Come meet Peter H. Raven, one of the world's leading botanists and advocates of conservation and global biodiversity. His ability to communicate his passion in plain language infused with humor to all audiences make him an extraordinary humanist and conservationist of our time. Described by TIME Magazine as a "Hero for the Planet", Dr. Raven comes to Santa Cruz to talk on the importance of protecting global botanical diversity. [More...]
Arboretum menmbers, come to the
Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Annual Arb-B-Que and meeting!
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
A world-class collection of flora from around the globe
More than four decades of dedication, horticultural expertise, and hard work have created an extensive collection unmatched anywhere else in the world!With the largest collection of Australian and New Zealand plants outside of their native countries, the most diverse collection of eucalyptus and their relatives to be found in one easy-to-access area, an unmatched collection of conifers and other trees, and extensive representatives of South African Proteas, and native California flora, the UCSC Arboretum is home to a world-class living collection. Come and see native flora from around the globe, including California, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Chile. The UCSC Arboretum offers many rich opportunities for casual visitors, researchers, students, members, and friends. You can find more information by visiting our About page. You can view some items of seasonal interest here.
The UCSC Arboretum is open each day from 9 am to 5 pm. (Closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.) Directions and information about admission can be found here.