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UCSC Arboretum

Category: Area Attractions


1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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More than four decades of dedication, horticultural expertise, and hard work have created an extensive collection unmatched anywhere else in the world! With the largest collection of Australian and New Zealand plants outside of their native countries, the most diverse collection of eucalyptus and their relatives to be found in one easy-to-access area, an unmatched collection of conifers and other trees, and extensive representatives of South African Proteas, and native California flora, the Arboretum is home to a world-class living collection. Come and see native flora from around the globe, including CaliforniaAustraliaSouth AfricaNew Zealand, and Chile. The Arboretum offers many rich opportunities for casual visitors, researchersstudentsmembers, and friends. You can find more information by visiting our About page. You can view some items of seasonal interest here. The Arboretum is open each day from 9 am to 5 pm. (Closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.)