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 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

Decorative Plates, Butterflies, Pillows, Jewelry.

decorative plates butterflies butterfly bag
Whimsical Animal Plates All Things Butterfly: Throw Pillow/Kitchen Items Tote Bag
 Succulent Throw Pillows necklaces jewelry
Succulent Throw Pillows Unique Necklaces by Linda Anderson
UCSC Institute of Marine Sciences
Jewelry from Tickled Pink

                         PLANTChrysolepis chrysophylla var minor (Chinquapin)

Chrysolepis chrysophylla var minor


A locally grown native large shrub or tree not often found for sale in nurseries. It blooms in summer displaying catkins with male flowers, followed by spiny burs enclosing small nuts. The leaves are deep green on top and golden underneath.  Best grown in full sun to light shade in soil with good drainage.





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