Early Bird Saturdays at the Arboretum

"Early Bird Saturdays" on the third Saturday of each month at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden.

We offer special sunrise hours for our members and volunteers on the third Saturday of each month. Opening time is 7 a.m. Please bring your membership card for check-in at the front gate.

Early mornings are a wonderful time in our gardens, ideal for photography, birding, and quiet enjoyment of nature. If you would like to join us, become a member today!

Take a few minutes to listen to this lush soundscape, recorded at sunrise in our gardens by Campus Natural Reserve Manager Alex Jones.