Welcome to the UC Davis Arboretum

The Arboretum gardens are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and there is no charge for admission.

The Arboretum has something for everyone:

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Path Closure

A small portion of the north side of the Arboretum loop will be closed intermittently in mid-January so that construction on a bridge in the Mediterranean section can be completed. LEARN MORE and SEE a DETOUR MAP.

4-out-of-4 Star Accreditation

In October, the Professional Grounds Management Society—a group of grounds professionals from organizations including universities, parks, and municipalities, both national and international—awarded a four-out-of-four star accreditation to the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s grounds and landscape services team for their outstanding work in environmental stewardship, economic performance, and social responsibility. LEARN MORE and READ the full report.

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  • Learn more about The UC Davis GATEways Project. Review our Concept Guide and Progress Update here.
  • You can now search the Arboretum library catalog online.
  • Visit our partner garden centers and nurseries and receive a 10% discount for members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum: Davis Ace Hardware in Davis, Silverado Building Materials & Nursery in Sacramento, Lemuria Nursery in Dixon, Redwood Barn Nursery in Davis, Three Palms Nursery in Davis, and Boxwood Nursery & Gifts in Woodland.

Friday, January 30
Folk Music Jam Session
12 - 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoutic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited. LEARN MORE

Saturday, January 31
The Birds and the Trees: Stories in Natural History
3 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Terrace Garden
(Rain/cold/wind location: Whole Foods Annex)
Join us for an hour of captivating storytelling by naturalist Steve Daubert who will read original stories that explore the lives of birds and the natural histories of redwood trees. Light refreshments will be served. Appropriate for adults and older children. Co-sponsored by Whole Foods Market. LEARN MORE

Sunday, February 8
Birds in Davis: Slide Show and Tour
10:30 a.m., Env. Hort. 146
Curious about birds? Learn about birds that winter in Davis during a one-hour slide show and talk. Then take a guided walking tour to see birds in the Arboretum with docent Lois Richter (weather permitting).

Sunday, February 8
Storytime Through the Seasons: Expedition to Africa
1-3 p.m., Arboretum Headquarters
(Rain Location: 146 Env. Hort.)
Take a safari to Africa at this outdoor reading program for children and families. Explore the stores and nature of Africa in the Acacia Grove. All ages are welcome. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors.

Wednesday, February 11
Walk with Warren
Noon, Arboretum Gazebo
Join our Superintendent Emeritus Warren Robberts--famous storyteller and punster--for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum's west-end gardens.

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