Hours and Admission

COVID-19 Epidemic - Garden is CLOSED

  • Effective March 14, 2020: The Arboretum Gardens are CLOSED until further notice. 
  • Norrie's Gift Shop is CLOSED until further notice. 


  • The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden is (normally) open from 9:00 to 5:00, except Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and December 25 to January 1. A visit is worthwhile at any time of the year.

Admission to the Arboretum