Welcome to Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop

Shop Hours:

Tues-Thurs 11am - 2pm
Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm

 It's time to get out in the garden!

Our home gardens provide critical food and habitat for our native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Norrie's outdoor nursery is always stocked up with a great selection of plants from Mediterranean climates around the world including:

California Natives
Australian plants
Chilean plants
South African plants
Succulents, Salvias and more! 

Also enjoy browsing our selection of unique household items, jewelry, gifts, and more. All gift shop proceeds support the UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden, a self-sustaining department of the university.

Buy plants online: Our web store is always open! Visit us online at shopucscarboretum.com. Buy your plants from the comfort of your home then come pick them up during the shop's OPEN Hours. (No shipping available). 

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Current plant availability list here.

Read our plant descriptions (PDF)

LOCATION: First building up on the right after entering the Arboretum & Botanic Garden driveway - park in Visitor Parking and walk to the shop.

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!