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Image of Arboretum and Public Garden staff during the La Rue Road median landscape conversion.

As always, we remain open

Even during these unprecedented times, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's outdoor locations remain open to the public 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

In accordance with the Governor Newsom's June 18 mandate, face coverings are required outdoors in public spaces when physical distancing is not feasible. Learn more about staying safe when visiting.

Office staff are working remotely and can be reached by email: and phone:  (530)752-4880. Messages will be returned within 24-48 hours.

IMPORTANT visitor information during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Read the latest updates from our Director.

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Arboretum and Public Garden Leadership:

Kathleen Socolofsky, Arboretum Director and Assistant Vice Chancellor
Carmia Feldman, Assistant Director
Andrew Fulks, Assistant Director

Mailing Addresses and Phone Numbers:

Arboretum and Public Garden Headquarters:

Valley Oak Cottage (TB-32) MAP
448 LaRue Road, UC Davis campus
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F
(Closed 12-1 p.m.)

Mailing Address:
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden 
1 Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616

Tel: (530) 752-4880 
Fax: (530) 752-5796 

Grounds and Landscape Services offices:

Grounds yard MAP

Mailing Address:
UC Davis Grounds and Landscape Services 
1 Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-6741

Tyson Mantor, Associate Director
(916) 869-2761

Additional contacts for Grounds >

Putah Creek Riparian Reserve offices:

436 Mrak Hall MAP

Mailing Address:
UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve
1 Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616

Andrew Fulks, Assistant Director

(530) 752-0763 office
(530) 219-7618 cell
(530) 752-5808 fax

Additional contacts for Putah Creek Riparian Reserve >