Thursday, January 11, 2007

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

I had an opportunity for an overnight trip to Santa Cruz and Capitola this week. Made sure to stop at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, since I'd never been there. It was mid day, windy and winter, but I still managed to snap a few pics. I'd like to go back in Spring/Summer. The cute gift shop sells succulents and other plants and garden accessories. Didn't have time to shop, but ... Aaa'll be back.

Peering into the greenhouse

Succulent heaven...

Aloe arborescens

Plaques and plants for sale near the gift shop

The gift shop

100 buckaroonies! I need to go into the succulent planter business!

Free plants! How cool is that?

This looks to be some sort of a propagation area near the offices.

Grevillea 'Superb' or 'Mason's Hybrid'

Banksia ericifolia

Eucalyptus erythrocorys



Isopogon cuneatus


  1. Anonymous1:20 PM

    great pics, I'm due for a trip to SC to visit my son - maybe I should check this out!

  2. Love those pics, especially of the aloe, which I am now growing. All these gardening blogs has inspired me to do my own, which you may like to check out and maybe include a link under "overseas"