What's Happening at the Arboretum

RECURRING EVENTS                   NEWS


        On-going Volunteer Opportunities
                Gardening and Weeding

No application necessary. Be sure to bring gloves, water, and sun protection.

  • Natives First Gardeners (California plants) Tuesdays, starting at 9:00am Meet at the Entrance Garden off the lower parking lot.
  • Kiwi Gardeners (New Zealand plants) Tuesdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm Meet in the New Zealand Garden.
  • Aussie Weeders (Australian plants) Thursdays, starting at 9:00am Meet near the upper Horticultural Buildings.
  • Eucalyptus Grove — days and times vary Contact Melinda Kralj: mkralj@ucsc.edu

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.


RESERVE THE DATES  Plan ahead for popular Arboretum events, like Hummingbird Days and the Holiday Wreath and Norrie's Sale.


fiftieth anniversary logo

Join us at the Arboretum's 50th Anniversary Jubilee and Fundraiser. Sunday, September 20, 4 to 7pm! Become a Community Sponsor of this event.  Learn more..   Tickets can be purchased online.  buy ticket logo


August 2015

Arboretum Members Annual Meeting,  Sunday, August 30, 2015— 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon  Brunch fare will be served. Please RSVPto ensure the appropriate amount of food and chairs are provided. Feel free to bring a dish to share with others, although it isn’t required.


September 2015

bush poppyCommunity DayTuesday, September 1, 2015—all day 1st Tuesday of every month. Free admission to the Arboretum. 


eucalyptusGarden Tour Saturday, September 5, 2015— 11:00 am

1st Saturday of every month. Free with your paid admission to the Arboretum. Meet in front of Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop.


fiftieth anniversary logo50th Anniversary Jubilee and Fundraiser. Sunday, September 20, 4 to 7pm   Become a Community Sponsor of this event. Learn more.. Tickets can be purchased online.
buy ticket logo

October 2015

Garden Tour Saturday, October 3, 2015— 11:00 am 1st Saturday of every month. Free with your paid admission to the Arboretum. Meet in front of Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop.eucalyptus


bush poppyCommunity Day, Tuesday, October 6, 2015—all day 1st Tuesday of every month. Free admission to the Arboretum.