Donate to the Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Your investment will have an immediate impact on our goal to increase access to a greater number of visitors, to continue hosting inspiring events and exhibits, and to continue our mission in conservation and sustainable landscapes.


You can donate to the Arboretum & Botanic Garden in several ways—giving online is fast, easy, and saves time and resources:

If you prefer not to donate online: 

  • Mail a check, made out to the UCSC Foundation, noting on the check it is for the Garden to:
        Arboretum & Botanic Garden
        UC Santa Cruz
        1156 High Street
        Santa Cruz, CA 95064

  • Visit the Arboretum & Botanic Garden and donate or purchase a membership by going to  Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop or the Garden Office.
  • Donate using a credit card gift by calling the Garden Office at (831) 502-2998.

Please help support the "Year End Appeal"

"Our successes this past year could not have been possible without the many thoughtful gifts of all sizes made by our members, donors, community partners and visitors. These successes include the well-attended Art in the Arboretum events, major garden renovations, and expansion of our California collections." Martin F. Quigley,  PhD. Executive Director.

Read more from Dr. Quigley on the planned enhancements to the Garden in 2018. (pdf)

Watch a video narrated by Frans Lanting, noted wildlife photographer, on the unique botanical value of the Arboretum.
Give to the Arboretum

Donate using our secure server.

We thank you for your donation! We also hope that you will purchase a membership in the Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden online using UCSC's secure server.