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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  • Sign-up to receive news and updates from the Arboretum & Public Garden.
  • Sign-up to volunteer for a variety of planting days throughout campus.
  • 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.

Friday, September 12
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. This event is free.

Sunday, September 14
Butterfly Ecology Talk and Tour
11 a.m., Trellis at the California Native Plant GATEway Garden MAP, UC Davis Arboretum
Join naturalist Steve Daubert and explore the ecology and evolution of butterflies as we tour the new garden. Learn how the Arboretum functions as a butterfly preserve. All ages are welcome. The event is free.

Thursday, September 18
Convert Your Water-hungry Lawn to a Drought-tolerant Landscape
8 a.m.-3 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio at the UC Davis Mondavi Center for Performing Arts MAP,
In partnership with the California Native Grasslands Association, this 1-day workshop will provide participants with in-depth information for converting high-water-use conventional lawns into beautiful low-water-use landscapes. LEARN MORE. This event is sold out. (Fee: $30 or $25 for California Native Grassland Association Members)


Saturday, October 11
9 - 11 a.m., Members only | Not a member? Call ahead (530.752.4880) or join at the door! LEARN MORE
11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Open to the public

Saturday, October 25
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Open to the Public
Members save 10%. Become a new member and receive 10% off and an additional coupon for $10 off. LEARN MORE

THE NEW FRONT YARD: 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 this October you are going to find just what you need from the area's largest selection of attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-apprropriate plants including lots of California natives and Arboreutm All-Stars. LEARN MORE and CHECK OUT our CURRENT INVENTORY.

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