Donate to the Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Your investment will have an immediate impact on our goal to increase access to a greater number of visitors, to continue hosting inspiring events and exhibits, and to continue our mission in conservation and sustainable landscapes.

You can donate to the Arboretum & Botanic Garden in several ways.

  • Donate onlineDonating online is easy, secure, and sustainable. 
  • Donate in person by visiting the Arboretum & Botanic Garden during open hours.
  • Call the Arboretum office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm at (831) 502-2998.
  • Mail a check, made payable to "UC Santa Cruz Foundation", to:
    Arboretum & Botanic Garden
    UC Santa Cruz
    1156 High Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95064
  • You can also purchase an Arboretum & Botanic Garden Friends membership online using UCSC's secure server. 
  • Please note, a donation does not automatically give you membership. If you wish to receive membership perks and a membership card along with your donation, you can specify that a portion of your donation be directed to Arboretum Associates/Membership. The 'membership' portion of a donation must at least reflect $65 for one person or $100 for a household. 
  • To directly support the California Naturalist Program and students needing financial assistance, please consider donating here