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Open house and special discounts at Norrie's

Norrie's Gift Shop at the Arboretum is decked out for its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop is jam packed with handmade holiday decorations and beautiful gift items for all ages and tastes.

This year staff and faculty may enjoy a discount at the gift shop beginning with the December 4 open house and continuing through 3 p.m. December 24. During this time, UCSC staff, faculty, and students will get 10 percent off all items by showing a staff or student ID.

Norrie's has holiday wreaths and decorations and a great selection of gifts, including children's books, toys, puppets, science projects, unusual plants, fresh flowers, cards, T-shirts, jewelry, pottery, garden statuary, candle holders, an extensive selection of garden books, and more! As always, there is free gift wrapping. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.

The shop is open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, go to the Arboretum web site, call (831) 427-2998, or e-mail

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