On the south side of Lake Spafford, nestled among heritage trees and a sprawling California buckeye, sits a unique, multi-tiered deck constructed from redwood to honor the grove nearby. The open-air location, enjoyed by thousands every year, retains a history with an extended local family – the Unger-Yackzan family.
The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. Board members play a key role in building relationships and engaging members of the regional community with the people, programs, and impact of the Arboretum and Public Garden.
The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden—our community support group that is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021—has been a tremendous partner in fostering the excellence of our gardens, programs, staff and students. Would you or someone you know be interested in doing more for the Friends?
You have walked in the Arboretum and shown it off to your out-of-town guests, but you may not know that those paths you walk and those plants you enjoy are taken care of by talented teams of trained community volunteers.
Our large base of loyal Friends members and the steady leadership of the Friends Board have been two reasons the Friends group has been so successful in providing critical financial and volunteer support. We are pleased to welcome one new member to the Friends Board, Griselda Castro!
Learn how to make and play an elderberry flute with East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores who will talk about the craft and culture of Native Californian flute making as well as the endangered elderberry beetle. All materials will be supplied.