Calendar of Events

All events free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Information: (530) 752-4880

Map and directions to event meeting places

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Wednesday, December 10
Wednesday Walks with Warren
Noon, Arboretum Gazebo
Join our Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts--famous storyteller and punster--for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum's West-end gardens.

Friday, December 19
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Friday, January 2
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Wednesday, January 14
Wednesday Walks with Warren
Noon, Arboretum Gazebo
Join our Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts--famous storyteller and punster--for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum's West-end gardens.

Friday, January 16
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

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

Friday, January 31
The Birds and the Trees: Stories in Natural History
3 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Terrace Garden (next to Whole Foods Market Davis)
Rain/cold/wind location: Whole Foods Market 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. The event is free; free 3-hour parking is available in the Davis Commons Shopping Center parking lot behind Whole Foods at First and D Streets. Click here for a map of the location.

Sunday, February 8
Winter Birds in Davis: Slide Show and Tour
10:30 a.m., Environmental Horticulture 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). The event is free; parking is free on weekends in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Click here for a map of the location.

Sunday, February 8
Storytime Through the Seasons: Expedition to Africa
1-3 p.m., Arboretum Headquarters, Valley Oak Cottage (TB-32)
(Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
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. The event is free; free parking is available across the street from the Arboretum Headquarters. Click here for a map of the location.
PHOTOS:
Storytime Through the Seasons

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

Friday, February 13
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Sunday, February 22
Native Californian Elderberry Flute-making Workshop
1-3 p.m., 146 Environmental Horticulture
People of all ages will learn how to make and play a Native Californian elderberry flute.  East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores will talk about the culture of flute making and also about the endangered elderberry beetle. All materials will be supplied. Please bring a sharpened pocket knife if you have one. Adults will need to supervise their young children. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors. The event is free;free parking is available in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 5. Click here for a map of the location.
PHOTOS:
Native Californian Elderberry Flute-making Workshop

Friday, February 27
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Saturday, February 28
All Things Acacia
2 p.m., Putah Creek Lodge
The late winter display of yellow blossoms in the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove is spectacular! It’s a must-see event featuring over 50 different acacias from around the world. The event is free; parking is free on weekends in Putah Creek Lodge Visitor Parking Lot off Garrod Drive. Click here for a map of the location.
PHOTOS: Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove

Sunday, March 1
Storytime Through the Seasons: Climbing up the Ginkgo Tree
1-3 p.m., Wyatt Deck (Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Celebrate the Chinese New Year in the Arboretum as we explore the cultural and natural world of Asia. Experience Asian culture in a whole new light with stories, activities, and experiences in our East Asian Collection. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors. The event is free;free parking is available across the street from the Arboretum Headquarters. Click here for a map of the location.
PHOTOS: Storytime Through the Seasons

Saturday, March 7
MEMBER APPRECIATON PLANT SALE
to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
(Garrod Drive near La Rue Road, across from Vet Med), UC Davis campus
We know that many homeowners out there are in the process of developing their “New Front Yard” by replacing high-water use plants with low-water alternatives. That’s why you are going to find just what you need and get the best selection at our first plant sale of the spring season. We are going to have thearea’s largest selection of attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plantsincluding loads of grasses, California natives and Arboretum All-Stars. LEARN MORE

Wednesday, March 11
Wednesday Walks with Warren
Noon, Arboretum Headquarters (Valley Oak Cottage)
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster for an always-engaging noontime exploration of winter in the UC Davis Arboretum's Warren G. Roberts Redbud Collection. Explore and learn more about our redbuds that burst with color in their transition from winter into spring.

Friday, March 13
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Saturday, March 14
Delights from Down Under
11 a.m., Arboretum GATEway Garden behind Davis Commons Shopping Center (meet at the Shovel Gateway Sculpture)
Plants from “down under” show off their flowers during the rainy season. Tour the Australian and New Zealand collections and have a blooming good time learning about plants from far-away lands. The event is free;free parking is available in the Davis Commons Shopping Center. Click here for a map of the location.

Sunday, March 15
Yoga in the Arboretum
1-2:30 p.m.,Environmental Horticulture Courtyard
Join us for 90 minutes of yoga appropriate for all skill levels led by certified instructor Loshan Ostrava. Dress comfortably. Please bring a towel and/or yoga mat and water bottle. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors. The event is free;free parking is available in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 5. Click here for a map of the location.

Saturday, March 28
Spring Surprises in the Storer Garden
11 a.m.,UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis Campus
Our valley-wise demonstration garden, the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, is beautiful year round, but especially in spring. Just in time for our first public plant sale of the spring season on April 11, you can come get great ideas for your own water-thrifty garden.