• Getting to the Garden


    Located on the west side of the UCSC campus, the Garden is between the main campus entrance and the west entrance. Detailed driving directions...

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    Hours and Admission

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    The Gardens

    The garden contains collections of plants from California and the Southern Hemisphere (New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia) as well as extensive conifer and succulent collections. More...

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    Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop

    Norries Gift and Garden shop is a local treasure! Plants, books & gifts for all occasions. Check SHOP webpage for current hours.  More...

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    Bird Watching

    The Garden is rich in wildlife, and is among the best places for viewing birds in the Monterey Bay area, one of America's birding hotspots. More...

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    Create a Self-Guided Tour

    Check out these fun and informative resourses to enrich your visit to the UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden.

  • Map of the Garden

    Finding Your Way Around

    Walk from California to Australia by way of New Zealand and South Africa! Be sure to visit the gift shop! Here's a handy map...

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    What's Blooming

    There's plenty in bloom throughout the year.  Here's a sample of some of the blossoms that can be seen in any given month.