What's Happening at the Arboretum

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 annual Arboretum events, like Hummingbird Days and the Spring Plant Sale.


Events for February and March 2016

  • arboretum signFriends of the Arboretum Board Meeting, Wednesday, February 24, 5pm, Horticulture II building
  • California fuschiaCommunity Day, Tuesday, March 1, 2016—all day 1st Tuesday of every month. Free admission to the Arboretum.
  • Hummingbird Days flyerHummingbird Days. March 5-6, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm.
    Join us at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum for the central coast’s premier family-oriented educational event celebrating one of nature’s vibrant aerial acrobats, the Hummingbird. Read more..
  • salvia spathaceaArboretum Phenology WalkSaturday, March 12, 2 to 4pm in Horticulture II. Calling all citizen scientists. Study the science of the seasons and be a part of a national effort to monitor the effects of climate change. Advance registration is required. Read more ..
  • Freeman Tilden’s 6 Tenets of InterpretationInterpreting Science Workshop Saturday, March 19, 9am to 4pmLearn teaching techniques that will help you interpret local ecosystems and present environmental issues for a variety of audiences at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. Advanced registration required. Read more..
  • CNP participants on the coastCalifornia Naturalist Program. Begins March 24. Applications accepted beginning on February 1. Read more..
  • Arboretum signFriends of the Arboretum Board Meeting, Wednesday, March 23, 5pm, Horticulture II building