Mark your calendar: Saturday, April 9, is the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum’s annual Spring Plant Sale. Located in the Eucalyptus Grove overlooking Monterrey Bay, the sale offers colorful, water-wise succulents, small trees, and plentiful other plants from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and California. This year, many of the featured plants attract birds, particularly hummingbirds, and most of these can’t be found at local nurseries or elsewhere in the state. Gardening experts are always available to answer questions about the plants and offer advice to ensure they thrive. Food and beverages can be purchased as well.
The Bay Nature events calendar features events sponsored by Bay Area nature organizations from Sonoma to Santa Cruz. Find guided hikes, learn about Bay Area wildlife, enjoy nature festivals, and more! For Bay Nature-sponsored events click here.