Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop

A collection of gifts, plants, and handmade treasures you won’t find anywhere else!

Nestled upon a hill in the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum lies Norrie’s Gift and Garden Shop. The building was donated by Elspeth Bobbs in memory of her daughter. Norrie's is open 10:00am to 4:30pm every day the Arboretum is open. 

For the holidays, only here can you find a stunning array of handmade wreaths, ornaments, centerpieces, succulent pumpkin planters, dish gardens, candles, and more, that draw upon the Arboretum’s rare and extraordinary collection of natural materials. There is also a selection of locally made items, some hand-crafted by well-known artisans.

This shop also curates a collection of books, jewelry, toys, scarves, logo apparel and accessories that have drawn accolades from local press to Sunset Magazine.


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Members of the Arboretum Friends receive a 10% discount at Norrie's. Join the Arboretum Friends. Memberships and Gift Certificates can also be purchased at the sale.

Norrie’s Gift and Garden Shop is run entirely by volunteers. The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is a 50-year-old treasure and beloved destination for the central coast and local community. All profits support the Arboretum’s conservation, education, research and horticulture programs. Directions to the Arboretum.


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View a gallery of a sample of Norrie's plants, gifts & books.

Norrie's books, including some rare and out print volumes, cover a broad range of subjects of interest to Arboretum visitors. A selection of children's books is also available. 

The shop and the newly expanded patio is now the Admission point to pick up a Visitor Guide and map and Hummingbird Trail Guide, check out What's Blooming in the gardens, and to learn about how to best enjoy your visit to the gardens. 

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