Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop
Norrie's Hours: 10:00am to 4:30pm every day Arboretum is open.
New gift ideas are constantly being brought in by the staff. 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 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!
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 Butterfly Garden at the Arboretum.
Cards, garden books, pottery and jewelry are also available. The stock is always changing. Repeat visits are worthwhile.
Clothing, jewelry, decorative items for indoors and out...every corner holds a treasure.
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.
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.