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. Mark your calendar for the Arboretum's popular annual upcoming events. More
Events for March and April 2017
Hummingbird Day, Saturday, March 4. 10 am to 4 pm. Join us for the central coast’s premier family-oriented educational event celebrating one of nature’s vibrant aerial acrobats, the Hummingbird. More.
Community Day, Tuesday, March 7. Free admission to the Arboretum the first Tuesday of each month.
Ray Collett Rare & Extraordinary Plant Lecture Series. Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m., Hort II Building. Presentation by Lincoln Taiz, professor emeritus of molecular, cell and developmental biology at UCSC, and Lee Taiz, research biologist, on their new book "Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants". Free event. Donations welcome.
Coastal Prairie Planting #2. Saturday, March 18, 9 am to 1 pm. Bring: hat, gloves, water, lunch. It is time to plant out some of the annual wildflowers and perennials…and a few more grasses. More.
Arboretum Phenology Walk. Saturday, March 18, 2-4pm, in Horticulture II Building. Study the science of the seasons: be a part of a national effort to monitor the effects of climate change. Advance registration is recommended. More.