• monarch caterpillar

    News from the Butterfly Garden

    May 30, 2015

    More monarch caterpillars found in the Butterfly Garden

  • Its Like Life Sculpture

    New Sculpture in the Australian Garden

    May 24, 2015

    Arboretum showcases six foot kinetic sculpture "It's Like Life", by UCSC Student Artist Jessica Levine.

  • What’s in Bloom

    May 21, 2015

    A post featuring the Arboretum at UCSC has been published to the Santa Cruz County blog. Be the first to make a comment.

  • The Budding Naturalist As Guide from Hilltromper

    May 13, 2015

    Santa Cruz home school student Kelly McCandless has written her first field guide, The Budding Naturalist's Guide to the UC-Santa Cruz Arboretum. by Xochitl Rojas-Rocha - See more at:

  • book cover

    UC Santa Cruz Arboretum inspires young author's nature guide

    May 11, 2015

    Nature walk and book signing on May 17 celebrates the publication of 'The Budding Naturalist's Guide to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum' by 15-year-old Kelly McCandless

  • Susanna Gaertner pictured next to the Eucalyptus Tree

    Spring at the Arboretum

    May 1, 2015

    Susanna Gaertner, Arboretum Board Member, wrote a lovely article featuring Spring at the Arboretum for the non-profit Women's Voices for Change. She writes that Hummingbird Days and the Spring Plant Sale are Spring milestones in Central California. Marie Beckman, long-time volunteer, says it is "well written and timely."