The UCI Arboretum provides an exciting introduction to the unique flora of coastal California from Irvine south into Mexico, as well as other representative habitats within the California Floristic Province. There is also a strong emphasis at the UCI Arboretum on the plant communities that occur in the Irvine area. The other main emphasis of the UCI Arboretum are plants of southern Africa, particularly Aloes and South African bulb species.


  • Baja California
  • California Channel Islands, including those near Baja California
  • California Native Grasslands and Wildflowers
  • Maritime Succulent Scrub
  • Mojave Desert
  • Southern Maritime Chaparral
  • Otay Mesa
  • Oak Woodland
  • Southern African Bulb Bed (pdf)
  • Aloe gardens


UCI Arboretum map