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UCSC Arboretum

Closes in 16 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lovely place to visit

If you interested in trees, plants and birds, then this is a place for you to visit. We visited on... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Interesting variety of plants and birds

We visited in September which unfortunately is a pretty dry time, so a lot of the plants were not... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Northern California
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Reviewed 25 October 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
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Reviewed 12 October 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
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Reviewed 10 August 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 6 August 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 5 August 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 28 July 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 22 July 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
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The UCSC Arboretum is a unique experience and a very nice way to spend an hour or so. It's well maintained and organized/touted as a world tour. However, there aren't a lot of different parts of the world represented. Be sure to check out the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Valleyblue
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We really enjoyed a couple of hours of strolling around the arboretum and reading all the information on display about the plants. The arboretum has been thoughtfully laid out and we were impressed with the effort that has gone into making it so worthwhile. They...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank salsaloverHampshire
Reviewed 26 June 2018

A trip to UCSC Arboretum offers one an excellent view of the Monterey Bay, a great selection of Proteas, and if you are lucky many hummingbirds. Small fee for parking.

Date of experience: February 2018
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