Donate to the Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Help protect and steward rare and endangered plants while adding social, environmental and education value to our community.


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 "Student Superbloom Challenge"

"Students and interns are the backbone of our operations, helping with greenhouse propagation, trail clearing, plant irrigation and seed collectingThe Arboretum & Botanic Garden’s “living laboratory” develops students’ critical thinking about sustainable horticulture, ecological restoration, environmental education and the importance of scientific research." Martin F. Quigley,  PhD. Executive Director.

Read more from Dr. Quigley on the Student Superbloom Challenge. (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.