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UCSC Arboretum

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Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone Number: +1 831-427-2998
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Walk the hillsides and see plants from around the world

We started our day in Santa Cruz at the arboretum. There are several walks to take through their paths. They are different lengths. A lot of the plants are from Australia... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We started our day in Santa Cruz at the arboretum. There are several walks to take through their paths. They are different lengths. A lot of the plants are from Australia. It was nice to get up close and see the interesting blooms. There were several birds. The humming birds were the ones that stayed around in the trees. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful exhibit for those interested in vegetation from the handful of mediterranean climates in our world. Road access is easy from High Street, Santa Cruz adjoining the UC campus. The arboretum is organized by geographic area, California, Chile, South Africa, the Mediterranean, and SW Australia with all their native plants, shrubs and trees well represented. Walkways are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 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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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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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