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Community Day

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely


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The first Tuesday of each month, the Arboretum is open without charge to visitors. See dates and times UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden is open. NOTEDue to limited parking at the Arboretum and the popularity of Community Day, we greatly encourage visitors to carpool, bike, walk or use public transportation as much as possible.

Our gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, with social distancing guidelines in effect. Appointments are not required to visit our gardens.

We offer two options for paying admission:

  • Pay ahead of time online and retain your receipt as proof of payment.
  • Pay onsite by depositing cash or check payable to UC Regents in one of our paytubes.

We are temporarily unable to process credit card payments in person at the Arboretum.

Our gift shop and library are temporarily closed. Plants can be purchased online for scheduled curbside pickup at shopucscarboretum.com.

Our restrooms are open. Please leave doors propped open when not in use and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.


  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain 6 feet of space
  • Bring your own drinking water
  • Conduct a COVID symptom check prior to entering our gardens
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Practice good hygiene

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children, and free to our Members and Volunteers.


Arboretum & Botanic Garden
1156 High Street,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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