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Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone Number: 831.427.2998
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Wear your walking shoes

This was our second visit to the Arboretum and it always reveals some new discoveries. Because of their rarity, common names are hard to find on the ID tags of many of the plants... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the Arboretum and it always reveals some new discoveries. Because of their rarity, common names are hard to find on the ID tags of many of the plants but we still find it interesting where the unusual plants originate. There is a swell plant/gift shop (Norrie's) on the grounds as well as classrooms with... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Walking through the UCSC Arboretum was like being on another continent! So many of the plants, trees and bushes were from Australia. The Protea were in bloom and the pictures of the blossoms were gorgeous. We enjoyed the many varities of Eucalyptus. Didn't see any snakes... which I expected to see but no! They must have a good deterrant.

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Castaic, California
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Located on the UCSC campus, it costs $5 to visit. They have several biomes represented and include a hummingbird walk and gift shop. Parking is easy and the trails even good for older folks.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I love going there for walks! You can spend hours there and never get bored. Their gift shop is also pretty cool!

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Boulder Creek, California
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 22 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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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