Hours and Admission

COVID-19 Epidemic - Garden is Open

  • Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing while visiting the Arboretum
  • Out of an abundance of caution, Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop is temporarily closed for in-person shopping. Please shop online and schedule curbside pickup at shopucscarboretum.com. We are closely monitoring the covid situation within the county and we will reopen when we can do so safely. While there have been no known cases of covid exposure at the Arboretum or Norrie's, the health and safety of our volunteers, customers, and staff is our highest priority.


  • The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except July 4, November 26 - 27, and December 24 - January 1. A visit is worthwhile at any time of the year.

Admission to the Arboretum