UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

It’s always nice to visit arboretums in Spring. Blooming is everywhere. Bees and hummingbirds are flying around you. Everything is so sweet and warm
After returning from Belarus first thing I want is to be under the Californian sun. I wanted to feel Spring. And what is the best place to feel Spring than a garden?
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
I had Santa Cruz Arboretum in my bookmarks for a long time. The day was beautiful so nothing stopped us.
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
The impressive area of the park is divided into four major parts: Austalia, New Zeland, South Africa, and, of course, native California plants. So as you could guess, there you’ll see the unique Spring blooming.
We started from the New Zeland region
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
And walk to the eucalyptus grove
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
South Africa Section
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
From there we entered Australia section. And it was so amazing!
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
Golden flowers of different acacias stopped me with aromas and the golden light
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
I never saw before such big and bright eucalyptus flowers!
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
But a unique one was banksia.
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
It looks like they have the big list of different banksia sorts
We walked into the Laurasian Forest section which is under development right now. But even today it has few species of bamboo
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
And this strange-looking pine
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
And of course, native Californian species.
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
Right near the shop they have a succulent garden.
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
Garden is very sweet. The nicest part is the animals: rabbits, lizards, and pretty green hummingbirds
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum
02.20. Santa Cruz Arboretum

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