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UCSC Arboretum

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077
+1 831-427-2998
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Interesting place

Interesting place and I'm glad I stopped to visit. A little rough, not a pristine garden, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KFromOregon
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Florence
still winter time but there are Hummers

my friend is from Sydney, Australia and she is a birder. I know that Australia does not have... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
427BeatleBob
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Watsonville, California
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1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077
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"from australia"
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"south africa"
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"gift shop"
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"world tour"
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"plants and flowers"
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"mediterranean climate"
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"humming birds"
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"australian section"
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"full bloom"
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"nice place to get away"
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"small donation"
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"eucalyptus grove"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"the santa cruz area"
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"picnic tables"
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"entrance fee"
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"monarch butterflies"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place and I'm glad I stopped to visit. A little rough, not a pristine garden, but fascinating with a wide variety of plants from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and native California. Lots of paths to wander. Though I live a ways away, I'd...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

my friend is from Sydney, Australia and she is a birder. I know that Australia does not have Hummingbirds so I thought it would be idea to bring her to the place. Even though it is still winter and cold, the Hummingbirds did not disappoint....More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We have been taking a stroll here every couple of weeks now that the australian and new zealand plants are in bloom. It is so pretty and tranquil and in the 5 years since our last visit, the plants have grown up, there are more...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Worth the trip if you like arboretums and gardens. We were there in the winter, but still lots to see and nice walking paths. The aroma garden took my breath away when we walked past it - wonderful smells! $5 entrance fee/person.

1  Thank SparkyEstonia
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice detour from campus. They have all different types of ecosystems in the terrain his wheelchair friendly. All different kinds of plants and trees and flowers. Be prepared to spend some time and maybe even go on a tour

Thank AmyJune H
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We visited the arboretum after seeing an ad for a holiday wreath sale in the local paper. Was an organized, fun event. Loved the succulents and plants. Plan to go back when we have more time. Beautiful views and a nice place to get away...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is a lovely arboretum with easy walking. A special bonus is that they have 2 white hummingbirds resident: an Anna's& an Allen's, both in the Australian section. If you miss them, they still have dozens of hummers to see.

1  Thank Berrywin
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Visited one afternoon in July. Wish we had planned for more than one hour! Gates around the park close & lock at 5:00 pm sharp, so no arriving right before closing hours if you don't want your car locked in. All parts of the park...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

When I saw "what is blooming" on the website, I expected to see much more in bloom. What I saw was very nice and interesting. I wish I had had more time...and energy to see more. The map was helpful, but it was still a...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

With its vast collection of native and non-native flowering plants, this is a great place for artists year-round. You might get lucky and catch a glimpse of a hummingbird! Check the calendar for workshops and festivals.

Thank Kekerica
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