Parks and Gardens from San Jose to Monterey--South of San Jose

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Inside UC campus, 1156 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Open daily 9-5, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens

(Not exclusively CA natives, specialize in plants from all the Mediterranean regions)

2660 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Open daily 9-4:30 (winter hours)

Soquel Creek Water District water-wise demo garden

(Has five different grasses, only worth swinging by if you happen to be there)

5180 Soquel Dr (x Rosedale Ave), Soquel, CA

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