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UCSC Arboretum

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UCSC Arboretum

We visited in November and spend about an hour and half looking at the plants and watching the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Very nice place probably best to visit outside of winter

We really enjoyed the visit, however next time we would start from 'the left hand side' and leave... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited in November and spend about an hour and half looking at the plants and watching the hummingbirds. I like the cactus area. So many varieties and the international plants are very interesting. It was fun to sit and watch the many hummingbirds feed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the visit, however next time we would start from 'the left hand side' and leave New Zealand for the very end. Look for hamming birds and kiwis. Admission is on a form of a donation 5$ per adults, kids below 6 yo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Agnieszka R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is available. There is a $5 fee for admission with payment on the honor system.The gardens are nice enough, but I found nothing special about this arboretum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ransom007
Reviewed October 25, 2018

If you interested in trees, plants and birds, then this is a place for you to visit. We visited on what they call a community day and so there was no entrance fee (quite accidentally). A nice walk around for a few of hours, glad...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 510richarde
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We visited in September which unfortunately is a pretty dry time, so a lot of the plants were not at their best. As we were looking at the map, a very helpful man who seemed to work there stopped to give us some guidance. That...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sushi4soup
Reviewed August 9, 2018

It is quite a nice place to learn about the plants from dry areas around the world great for saving water and how nice they may be for your garden, each one is labeled, many are for sale and their shop has plenty of nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Marco Tulio A
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Visited the Arboretum when I have a mid afternoon break from working around the house. Perfect day. What a joy to walk through this arboretum. Great hummingbird spot. Each section was better than the previous one. Will definitely go again. Can't wait.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Noah W
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Few people for a large area. Theme areas for South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Take your time, keep on the lookout and you'll see plenty of fauna with your flora.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JEBrink46
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Great stop off during drive from San Francisco to Monterey. Hummingbirds everywhere plus great view of a hawk and quail. Staff friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank emmasU3137ZV
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We wanted to drive around UCSC, and saw that the arboretum was highly ranked on TripAdvisor, had some time so we thought what the heck. Great call on our part! Feels small when you get there, but it is huge, with great variety, split into...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank dewitthouse
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