Garden Snapshots

Click to view a sample of some of the unique blooms of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden. While not all of these plants may be in bloom when you visit, this gallery is reflective of the type of blooms you will enjoy. Follow the World Tour signs to view many of these blooms.

  • Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’
  • Agastache rugosa ‘Korean Zest’ (Korean Mint)
  • Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alysum)
  • Grindelia stricta (Coastal Gumweed)
  • Orthosiphon labiatus ‘Pink Sage’
  • Pelargonium ‘Clorinda’ (Scented Geranium)
  • Pelargonium ‘Phyllis'
  • Pelargonium sidoides (South African Geranium)
  • Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Filigran’
  • Salvia africana-lutea (Beach Salvia)
  • Salvia ‘Costa Rica Blue’
  • Salvia ‘Dancing Dolls’ (Dancing Dolls Sage)
  • Salvia 'Nuevo Leon'
  • Salvia ‘Phyllis’ Fancy’
  • Salvia chamaedryoides (Germander Sage)
  • Salvia disjuncta (Southern Mexican Sage), Aroma Garden
  • Salvia greggii ‘Orchid Glow’
  • Salvia x jamensis ‘Sierra San Antonio’
  • Dendromecon harfordii (Channel Island Tree Poppy)
  • Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum (Leafy California Buckwheat)
  • Malacothamnus fasciculatus ‘Casitas’
  • Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
  • Penstemon heterophyllus
  • Erica cruenta
  • Leucadendron salignum  ‘Ceres 2’
  • Leucadendron salignum  ‘Winter Red’
  • Leucadendron stelligerum ‘Duet’ (Conebush)
  • Leucospermum cordifolium
  • Metrosideros angustifolia (Cape Gum)
  • Mimetes cucullatus
  • Phylica pubescens (Featherhead)
  • Protea repens 'Embers'
  • Protea repens ‘Rubens’
  • Protea repens ‘Summer Pink’
  • Hebe macrocarpa var. brevifolia (Surville Cliffs Hebe)
  • Metrosideros ‘Maungapiko’
  • Metrosideros perforata
  • Alyogyne huegelii ‘White Swan’ (White Hibiscus)
  • Adenanthos cuneatus ‘Coral Drift’ (Flame Bush)
  • Babingtonia virgata
  • Banksia baueri (Woolly Banksia)
  • Banksia ericifolia
  • Banksia media
  • Banksia occidentalis (Red Swamp Banksia)
  • Banksia speciosa
  • Beaufortia orbifolia (Ravensthorpe Bottlebrush)
  • Boronia crenulata ‘Shark Bay’
  • Callistemon sp 'Candy Pink'
  • Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'
  • Ceratopetalum gummiferum ‘Fairley’s Coral’
  • Corymbia ficifolia
  • Crowea 'Pink Blush’ (Small Waxflower)
  • Crowea exalata ‘Bindelong Compact’
  • Eucalyptus cosmophylla (Cape Gum or Bog Gum)
  • Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare'
  • Grevillea 'Mason's Hybrid'
  • Grevillea ‘Pink Midget’
  • Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’
  • Grevillea 'Ruby Clusters'
  • Grevillea 'Superb'
  • Grevillea ‘Sylvia'
  • Grevillea lanigera ‘Coastal Gem'
  • Hibbertia pedunculata (Stalked Guinea Flower)
  • Melaleuca thymifolia (Thyme Honey Myrtle)
  • Philotheca salsolifolia (Salsola-leaved Philotheca)
  • Prostanthera cryptandroides (Wollemi Mint Bush)
  • Regelia megacephala (Purple-flowered Regelia)