Support the Arboretum

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    Become an Arboretum member

    Membership in the Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum provides an opportunity to explore, learn, and be inspired 365 days of the year, and has many additional benefits. More...

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    The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum relies on the generosity of friends like you. Please make a donation now to help continue our educational and conservation programs that impact you, your family, and your community today.  More...

  • volunteers


    The Arboretum relies on almost 200 volunteers to keep this place growing! How would you like to help? More on Volunteer Opportunities.

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    Gift a Tribute Bench

    Gifts of Tribute Benches help the Arboretum maintain its diverse living museum of rare and endangered plants, further the conservation of plant diversity, and promote understanding and appreciation of plants and the natural environment. More...
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    Sponsor a Rare Plant

    Help us save a rare species locally or from the far corners of the earth: California, South Africa, New Caledonia and conifers, and Australia. More...