Welcome to Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop

Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop 
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Our Shop is Open: We have an abundance of beautiful plants available in our outdoor nursery! Our indoor gift shop is now open with masks required for all customers inside the building. Enjoy a safe shopping experience and browse our selection of unique and interesting plants, household items, jewelry, gifts, and more. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Buy plants online: Our web store is open! Visit us at shopucscarboretum.com. We are offering curbside pickup appointments every half hour from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 

Summer Gardening: Summer gardens provide critical food and habitat for our native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. We are stocked up with a great selection of plants that thrive in our dry summers, from Mediterranean climates around the world: Australian, California Native, New Zealand, Salvias, South African, Succulents, and more.

Updated September 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
STORE HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


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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!