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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Thank you to our Waterway WOW! donors

LEARN MORE and GIVE NOW

We are very grateful to the hundreds of donors who supported the Waterway WOW! campaign during UC Davis Give Day, our region's Big Day of Giving or anytime between our campaign dates of April 21 through May 4, 2017.

Generous supporters donated over $68,000 which we will use this year to enhance the waterway area currently under construction. If you would like, it is still possible to make a donation to the campaign. CLICK HERE

Learning by Leading
Student Internship Information

Some of our Learning by Leading Programs are currently recruiting students for fall.

Fall Plant Sale dates announced

Saturday, October 7 
Time: Members: 9-11 a.m. | Public: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 14
Open to the Public: 9 a.m - 1 p.m.

Saturday, November 4
Public Clearance Sale: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Place: Arboretum Teaching Nursery

Members save! Not a member? Join online, at the door or call ahead! Friends members save an additional 10% off their plant purchases and new members receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for becoming a member. LEARN MORE about these and other benefits to becoming a Friend of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

Garden Gems

This season's spring plant sales feature Garden Gems -- beautiful, unique and fascinating plants to delight your senses and complete your sustainable landscape. DOWNLOAD THE LIST

Life After Lawn

SEE PHOTOS and LEARN about local homeowners who have made the switch from lawn to a mixture of low-water shrubs, grasses and perennials. READ MORE

Become a member online!

Avoid the hassle of mailing in your form or joining at a plant sale. You can now become a member of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden online! LEARN MORE

Campus Lawn Conversions

While every unit on campus is working to conserve water, LEARN MORE about how the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden working to conserve water in our landscapes.

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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Camp Shakespeare: Summer of Adventure

Ages 8-12
Session 1: July 10 – July 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (M-F)
Session 2: July 24 – August 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (M-F)
Arboretum Gazebo

Teen Camp: Ages 13-18
July 24 – August 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (Mon.-Fri.)
Location TBA

Looking for an adventure this summer? Sign up for Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s Camp Shakespeare and explore the exciting worlds of The Three Musketeers & A Midsummer Night's Dream through acting, improv, stage combat, costume design, dance, music and more!

More Information
Visit www.shakespearedavis.org/education/camp-shakespeare-2017/ or call 530-802-CAMP.

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Thursday, May 25
Stargazing: Arboretum Under the Stars
9 — 11 pm, Arboretum Gazebo
Have you ever wanted to see planets, constellations, nebulas, and other celestial bodies up close? Now is your chance! Escape the gravity of homework and midterms by joining the Astronomy Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors to see the beauty the universe holds. Enjoy telescope viewing and complimentary hot drinks. Free one-hour parking can be found along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 where visitors can park in short-term metered spots or all-day spaces with the purchase of a $9 daily pass. Campus parking enforcement ends at 10 p.m. on weekdays.

Friday, June 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.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.

Sunday, June 4
Tea & Conversations
11 a.m.— 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Join us in the Arboretum for tea and let’s talk. This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors. The program is free; parking is free in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Sunday, June 4
WILD FAMILY DAY
Noon — 3 p.m., Trellis, Arboretum GATEway Garden (behind Davis Commons Shopping Center)
Join Wild Campus in partnership with the Arboretum for our 6th annual "Wild Family Day.” Wild Campus is a UC Davis student organization dedicated to the conservation of local flora and fauna. Come enjoy fun games and activities for all ages, as well as educational displays and live animals! For more details, email wildcampus411@gmail.com. The event is free; parking is available at no charge in the Davis Commons Visitor Lot.

Wednesday, June 14
Walk with Warren
12 — 1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo
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 gardens and collections.

Wednesday, June 14
6th Annual Farewell Reading of the UC Davis Creative Writing MA Program
7 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck, UC Davis campus
The UC Davis Creative Writing MA program and the Arboretum present the 6th annual student reading on Wyatt Deck. Graduating writers will read selections from their work. Parking is available in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 5 with the purchase of a $9 parking permit. Campus parking enforcement ends at 10 p.m. on weekdays.

Friday, June 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.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.

Friday, June 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.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.

 

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