Welcome to Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop

Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop  

Tuesday - Thursday, 11am - 2pm
Friday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Closed Mondays

Norrie's Holiday OPEN HOUSE will be Sunday, December 4, 2022. Learn more...

We're OPEN! Enjoy browsing our selection of unique and interesting plants, household items, jewelry, gifts, and more. All proceeds support the UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden, a self-sustaining department of the university.

Year-round Gardening: Central Coast gardens provide critical food and habitat for our native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. We are always stocked up with a great selection of plants for sale from Mediterranean climates around the world including: California Natives, Australian, Chilean, & South African plants, Succulents, Salvias and more. 

Buy plants online: Our web store is open! Visit us at shopucscarboretum.com. Choose a pick-up appointment  online and come pick up your plant purchases during the shop's OPEN Hours. (No shipping available)

Current plant availability list: You can find a list of available plants here. 

Read our plant descriptions (PDF

LOCATION: First building up on the right after entering the Arboretum & Botanic Garden driveway - park in Visitor Parking
See Hours & Admission for the Arboretum's Holiday Garden Closures
Questions? CONTACT: arboretum@ucsc.edu


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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. Norrie's is celebrating its 25-year anniversary! Read all about it!