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

fiftieth anniversary logoJoin us in celebrating the Arboretum's 50th Anniversary. Support the "50K for the 50th" Spring Fundraising Campaign. Please donate.

The Jubilee Celebration is Sunday, September 20, 4 to 7pm!  More information to come.


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.


July 2015

eucalyptusGarden Tour Saturday, July 4, 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.


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COMMUNITY DAY Tuesday, July 7, 2015—all day 1st Tuesday of every month. Free admission to the Arboretum.


Board Meeting, Friends of the Arboretum  Wednesday, July 22, 2015— 5:00 pm


salvia-spathaceaCALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT GARDEN  Phenology Workshop; The Science of the Seasons, Saturday, July 25, 2015—2:00-4:00pm, in Horticulture II

Instructor, Juliet Oshiro 

Calling All Citizen Scientists! Hikers! Families! Students! Educators! Do you enjoy watching plants change through the seasons? Would you like to help researchers study the effects of climate change? This workshop will teach volunteers to monitor and gather data on when native plants leaf out, flower, form fruit and other seasonal changes through hands-on training. No experience necessary, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Details can be found on the workshop's webpage.