Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop

A collection of gifts, plants, and handmade treasures you won’t find anywhere else!

Nestled upon a hill in the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum lies Norrie’s Gift and Garden Shop. The building was donated by Elspeth Bobbs in memory of her daughter. Norrie's is open 10:00am to 4:30pm every day the Arboretum is open.

bookbookOnly here can you find a stunning array of handmade wreaths, ornaments, centerpieces, succulent pumpkin planters, dish gardens, candles, and more, that draw upon the Arboretum’s rare and extraordinary collection of natural materials. There is also a selection of locally made items, some hand-crafted by well-known artisans. 

This shop also curates a collection of books, jewelry, toys, scarves, logo apparel and accessories that have drawn accolades from local press to Sunset Magazine.  

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Members of the Arboretum Friends receive a 10% discount at Norrie's. Join the Arboretum Friends.

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Norrie’s Gift and Garden Shop is run entirely by volunteers. The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is a 50-year-old treasure and beloved destination for the central coast and local community. All profits support the Arboretum’s conservation, education, research and horticulture programs. Directions to the Arboretum.

View a gallery of a sample of Norrie's plants, gifts & books.

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Norrie's books, including some rare and out print volumes, cover a broad range of subjects of interest to Arboretum visitors. A selection of children's books is also available. 

The shop and the newly expanded patio is now the Admission point to pick up a Visitor Guide and map and Hummingbird Trail Guide, check out What's Blooming in the gardens, and to learn about how to best enjoy your visit to the gardens.