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UCSC Arboretum

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Address: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077
Phone Number: 831.427.2998
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Amazing otherworldly experience

UCSC Arboretum highlights South African, New Zealand, and Australian plants, in addition to showing our native California plants. The scientists and curators have for years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Linda B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

UCSC Arboretum highlights South African, New Zealand, and Australian plants, in addition to showing our native California plants. The scientists and curators have for years developed exotic plants to make selected specimens from the UCSC collection practical to grow in California gardens.Truly, you can go around a corner and suddenly feel you are thousands of miles away from Santa Cruz.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stopped by the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum today to see if I could get some video of our White Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird. Success! Please enjoy this rare footage.

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Thank Ferd B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the UCSC Arboretum. They have a Hummingbird trail which is great. There are lots of Hummingbirds and other birds and animals to see. At $5.00 entrance fee, it's a cheap location to visit. There is seating around the area which allows you to sit and observe these tiny beautiful birds.

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Thank MikeWarrender50
Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this must be my third or forth time coming here but I took a much different route. I was very successful shooting Hummingbirds. I am so impressed- I will go back tomorrow for more. If you are into Botany, you will be in heaven here.

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Thank 427BeatleBob
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the sheer visual treat, don't miss this wonderful arboretum! You can learn something if you want to, or just go for a walk and gawk.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An undiscovered gem with wonderful learning possible thanks to signs identifying plants and an entire explanatory area about hummingbirds. Try to come during the hummingbird celebration weekend.There is plenty of parking, since it is seldom crowded.

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Thank Judybookdoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The sun had just broken through the clouds, and we were over-dressed. Being in the company of our children who had just been dragged round the campus, I was concerned that the hummingbird trail might disappoint. It did not! Mutiple Anna's hummingbirds, easy to spot, and awe-inspiring for whole family.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Walked around and found more species of plants than I thought exist, people there were helpful, nice little gift shop.

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Glenview, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

A beautiful Arboretum/botanical garden. I went for the hummingbirds but there is a lot more. You can spend a couple hours walking the grounds. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

There is so much to do here it is hard to list it all. The plants are amazing, the space is beautiful and the gift shop is quaint. It is definitely a hidden gem.

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