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 - 4:00 pm every day the Arboretum 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 FOR SUMMER FUN

tote bag water bottle throw pillows

Colorful Flower Tote Bags

Stainless Steel
Hummingbird Water Bottle

More Botanical Throw Pillows

renee's seeds dish towels wind chime

Renee’s Garden Cookbooks
& Seed Packets

Botanical Dish Towels

Crystal Wind Chimes

                        PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS:

Eriogonum grande var rubescens Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’
Eriogonum grande var rubescens
(Rosy Buckwheat) 
Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’
(Mexican Giant Hyssop)
A low-growing (1 ft x 1 ft) mounding
California native with masses of pink
flowers in summer. Plant in full sun
to partial shade, drought tolerant.
Attracts butterflies and pollinators.
A medium (3-4 ft x 1.5 ft) shrub
magenta flowers and lemon
foliage. Plant in sun or
partial shade, moderate to little
water. Attracts 
and pollinators.

Throughout the year, Norrie’s offers a constantly 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

cacti book
A John Muir biography for children with “explore more” activities!
A John Muir biography for children
with “explore more” activities!
Art of Gardening book

For the Home: Items include dishware, crafts, games, soaps, oils, and jams

tea cups jigsaw puzzles olive oil

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

Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island'
Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island'
wall hangings