Support the Arboretum on Giving Day

Support the Arboretum on Giving Day

Date:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time:  12:01 am-11:59 pm
On February 28, click here to donate.
Thank you!!

Giving Day is a great day to Support the Arboretum!

People have always been dependent on plants but, until now, plants have not depended upon humans. Here at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden we study and display plants that reveal the vital relationships between plants, wildlife, and people.

Your contribution supports UCSC student interns, providing valuable work experience, inspiring many to pursue careers in environmental studies, botany and conservation ecology, horticulture, and garden administration. Students work alongside staff and generations of dedicated volunteers.

The Arboretum is a public garden of unique plants from the world’s five Mediterranean climate zones, serving our community for inspiration, relaxation, educational events, bird-watching, and family gatherings.

Your Giving Day Contribution will directly help us to:

- Improve the aesthetics of garden pathways
- Provide additional rest areas along popular paths
- Create more way finding and informational signage
- Inspire UCSC students in a globally significant setting

Your generosity keeps us growing and thriving.

Why give on Giving Day?
Giving Day helps your contributions to the Arboretum go further. UCSC will award cash prizes for the most unique donors during the timespans below. All donations of $5 or more are counted.

In the past years the challenges and matches have almost doubled your gifts! Here are this year's challenges:

gday challenges

All donations are welcome and in the past we've been especially lucky during the Early riser and Mid-Day Motivator Challenges. If you are able, splitting your donation between time spans is a great way to contribute towards multiple Challenges!

Arboretum staff and the Friends of the Arboretum Board invite you to meet our new Develooment Officer Amber Burke and join in the Giving Day fun! Join us 3pm-6pm in the Horticulture 2 Meeting Hall.

Click here to donate on Giving Day!