Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop

Norrie's is a natural choice for unique plants and gifts. Many are locally produced.

This lovely shop overlooks the Monterey Bay from its spot nestled up against the South African protea and rock garden and the Pacific Coast Natives garden. The building was donated by Elspeth Bobbs in memory of her daughter. A picnic table by one side of the store is pleasantly shaded.

Norrie's Hours: 10:00am to 4:30pm every day the Arboretum is open.

New gift ideas are constantly being brought in by the staff. Items from local artists and producers are featured.  All staff members are volunteers and all profits go to support the gardens. Members of the Arboretum Friends receive a 10% discount at Norrie's. Join the Arboretum Friends.  Colorful plants selected or imported from distant lands by Arboretum staff are highlighted, as well as garden gift items.

Featured plants this month: Native California Eriogonums

Norries has 3 species of eriogonums (buckwheats).  All of them are drought tolerant, bloom in summer and attract bees and butterflies.  Look for these plants in the Plants for Pollinators display outside the shop. (Photos by Linda Willis)

Eriogonum fasciculatum  Eriogonum giganteum 

Eriogonum fasciculatum has needle like leaves and either white or pink flowers. Eriogonum giganteum or St. Catherine’s Lace is larger with broad umbels of white flowers. Eriogonum grande var rubescens is a small rosette plant with pink flowers. It is a bee magnet!

Eriogonum fasciculatum  Eriogonum grande var. rubescens

All of our plants were grown from seed so some variation in growth habit and flower color is possible. To see all three of these plants in a garden setting, visit the Entrance Native Garden and the Butterfly Garden at the Arboretum.

plateCards, garden books, pottery and jewelry are also available. The stock is always changing. Repeat visits are worthwhile.

View a gallery of a sample of Norrie's plants and gifts.

eco jewelry

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

The shop and the newly expanded patio is a great place 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. 

plants  olive oil products