Welcome to Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop

LOCATION:   First building up on the right after entering the Arboretum & Botanic Garden driveway
HOURS:        10:00 am - 4:30 pm every day the Garden is open
CONTACT:    831.502.2999, norriesucsc@gmail.com

HISTORY: Norrie’s was built in 1994 with generous donations from Elspeth Bobbs, who was an ardent supporter of all things botanical. In a 2007 NPR interview at 87 years young, she offered her world view: "I'm sorry to say, I'd prefer less people, and more gardens. Gardening is about dreams. And it doesn't matter if the dream doesn't come off because you've enjoyed the dream.” To honor Elspeth, the Arboretum & Botanic Garden named the shop after her daughter Norrie, who died in a tragic accident.

FEATURED THIS MONTH: Quantities are limited;  for a particular item, call to check availability

                          GIFTS
: Art Glass necklaces and indoor pots for herbs or succulents

glass necklaces indoor pots

                         PLANTS: Two Australian plants from our Koala Blooms Plant Introduction Program

                        Calothamnus gracilis ‘Spring Torch'                          Correa reflexa ‘Kangaroo Island’
                           Calothamnus gracilis ‘Spring Torch' 2 ft tall evergreen                              Correa reflexa ‘Kangaroo Island’: 4 ft
                       shrub with gorgeous red-orange new foliage in spring                                tall evergreen for sun or part shade

Artists interested in showcasing their work at Norrie’s, please contact Lynda Haworth (norriesucsc@gmail.com)

ARTIST: Larry Dubia of Mystic Wood Creations, “Handmade Art for Everyday Use.” Norrie’s always stocks several of Larry’s exquisite bowls. Visit his website (www.mysticwoodscreations.com) to view more beautiful wood bowls, whimsical art pieces, and wooden-stem wine glasses.

Painted rim maple bow

Painted rim maple bowl

Fractal maple bowl

Fractal maple bowl

GIFT SHOP SAMPLES
Throughout the year, Norrie’s offers an always changing variety of decorative and nature-themed items, many of which are designed and created by local artisans. Merchandise always includes items TO WEAR, TO READ, FOR THE HOME, and FOR THE GARDEN. If interested in a particular item, call first to check availability; if out of stock, some pieces can be reordered upon request.

To Wear: Items include beautiful jewelry, colorful scarves, and all styles of hats

necklaces scarves hats

To Read:  Items include a selection of books on gardening and nature

flower book bees and flowers book birder book

For the Home: Items include dishware, crafts, and cooking oils, jellies and jams

tea cups crafts olive oil

For the Garden:  Items include an assortment of plants, planters, and outdoor art

plant pots outdoor art