Monday, October 1, 2012

Arboretum at the University of California

The Arboretum at the University of California, located in Santa Cruz, California, covers over 200 acres, and includes plants from Australia, California, South Africa, and New Zealand.

It was started in 1976 and serves both the campus and public.  There are over 300 different types of plants here and it contains the largest collection of plants from Australia and South Africa outside of the native countries.







The arboretum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Cost of admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.

21 comments:

  1. Largest collection outside of those countries? Wow.

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  2. Yay! This one is (almost) close enough for me to visit :D

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  3. Great post! I never knew that the campus with a Banana Slug mascot even had an Arboretum. I look forward to visiting it real soon.

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  4. Hi Sherry - it must be lovely walking around such a beautiful garden - I hope to do more of that in the coming months ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. I hope you do, too. Walking around gardens is so relaxing!

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  5. i would really be interested in the plants from south africa, i have many friends from there!

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    1. Maybe someday you can go to see it. (Or go to South Africa! That would be fun, too.)

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  6. cheap admission for 200 acres - wow! Very nice.

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    1. There's definitely a lot to see there.

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  7. That is such a huge collection. Must be so beautiful to visit especially during fall.

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  8. Sounds like a great place to visit. I wish I lived in the area so I could go check it out.

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    1. Maybe you can take a little trip to California, like I did. There's so much to see out there!

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  9. What a beautiful place. Would be so great to visit here and get lost in all these beauty.

    Nas

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    1. It is beautiful - one of many beautiful places in the world!

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  10. Wow, more reason why Santa Cruz is so amazing. :)

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  11. i really think i've been to this garden?

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