Frequently Asked Questions

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Arboretum and Botanical Garden is not a park. It is more like a zoo or aquarium. It has many rare, threatened and endangered plants. It also features cultivated plants of historical significance, including a nationally recognized citrus collection. The arboretum nursery propagates many of these plants to make them available to institutions around the world and to the public.

The arboretum does not have an admission fee and invites visitors to explore and learn about plants, conservation and research. Donations on site or online go toward daily operational costs.

The state of California requires that all public universities charge for parking on campus, which includes the spaces in front of the arboretum. Parking to visit the arboretum currently costs $4 per hour Monday through Friday, which can be paid through the ParkMobile app. Parking is free on weekends and university holidays.

The Visitor Information Center in Lot G, across from the Arboretum, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist guests with downloading and setting up the ParkMobile app on their smartphones. An alternative payment method may soon be available to guests without smartphones.

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