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Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone Number: 831.427.2998
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A magical spot!

I visited the Arboretum with my family, 4 adults and 2 kids 8 and 13. Just so so much to see! Beautifully maintained grounds, interactive stuff for kids, beautiful trails and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I visited the Arboretum with my family, 4 adults and 2 kids 8 and 13. Just so so much to see! Beautifully maintained grounds, interactive stuff for kids, beautiful trails and plant life, jsut amazing!!!!

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Hollister, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful walk through different terrains. The yard is very maintained, yet keeps to a natural feel. Students are about to answer questions. It is a great place to have a picnic lunch

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Take the longest hike and you will visit plant life from Australia, New Zeeland, South Africa and California. Some of the blossoms are very interesting.

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Field, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you're in the Santa Cruz area anyway, this arboretum is certainly worth an hour and a half of your time. Cost is $5 per adult and $2 per child (although it's somewhat on the honor system). Trails through the exhibits are easy to follow and the vegetation is well documented. In addition to California natives, there are species from... More 

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San Dimas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Walking through the arboretum is a peaceful experience. The variety of plants is awesome. Visit in the fall for the annual Plant Sale!

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I enjoy the quiet of the Arboretum. However, to be honest, I've seen much much better. Sorry SC!1 you can do better! I know you have it in you!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Treat yourself to a special garden experience that is as unique as it is green. Rolling hills and salty ocean air adds a misty mood to this docent led working garden on campus. Great space for an event.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great place for nature lovers. Friendly staff. Got a bit turned around, there could have been more clearly marked paths, but all in all, wonderful visit.

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Soquel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a wonderful garden that is overlooked by many. Situated on the edges of campus it consists of gardens dedicated to Australia, South Africa, California and New Zealand with a few smaller gardens, Butterfly garden, Aroma garden for examples. This is not a manicured setting but the plants are incredibly exotic, the South African proteas are beautiful as are... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Especially in the spring when more plants are in bloom, this place is magical. Rarely crowded, it is a really peaceful place to enjoy the gardens, with special areas of plants from South Africa, Australia, and elsewhere, with a view of Monterey Bay, and easy walking access to the meadows of the lower campus, the UCSC organic farm, and adjoining... More 

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Additional Information about UCSC Arboretum

Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone Number: 831.427.2998
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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