A good place to experience the wonders of plants is the UCSC Arboretum. Admission is free the first Tuesday of the month, and not very much the rest of the time.
The Arboretum highlights native plants of
My eldest son likes discovering plants with unique names, while my youngest is always on the lookout for the colony of roly-polies that is always so busy.
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Regardless of what you discuss while ambling around the gardens, you are bound to come away refreshed and intrigued. Oh, and don’t forget to stop by Norrie’s Gift Shop on the way out, where you can purchase gardening books, native plants, and unique gifts for family and friends.
Article by Sarah J. Wilson