Tribute Gifts

The Arboretum is a peaceful haven and holds a special place in the hearts of those who have enjoyed its unique garden and programs. It is a wonderful place to honor or remember a loved one, recognize an organization, or commemorate an important life event with a contribution.

Tributes are financial gifts made to the Arboretum and Public Garden in honor or in memory of a person, organization or event. We will mail a notification card to your honoree, or, in the case of memorial gifts, to the honoree’s family. The notification will include your name as the tribute donor but we will keep the amount of your gift confidential. In addition, the name of the honoree and acknowledgment of your gift will be listed in a quarterly issue of the member and donor newsletter, the Review.

The Arboretum and Public Garden also offers a variety of unique special dedication opportunities that include benches, ceramic tiles, and artistic mosaic plaques. Learn more about these special dedication options.

By choosing the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden for your tribute gift, you are helping to support our mission to inspire and educate children and adults about the natural world, promote sustainable landscape practices for the Central Valley and provide a scientific resource for students, faculty and the public.

All tribute gifts are tax-deductible and eligible for a matching gift from your employer. Tribute gifts to the Arboretum and Public Garden may be made online via the secure UC Davis website. Or mail them to:

Attn: Tribute Gift
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA  95616

Please include the name and any additional information you would like us to know about your tribute honoree.

If you have questions about making a tribute or commemorative gift, please contact Suzanne Ullensvang at (530) 752-8324 or