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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2018 VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT!
Applications Due January 19

We are seeking new volunteers to join our gardening, plant sale support, land stewardship and Putah Creek Riparian Reserve volunteer teams. LEARN MORE

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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Friday, January 12
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome!

Saturday, January 20
Winter Birds in Davis: Slide Show and Tour
10:30 a.m., 146 Environmental Horticulture
Our fine feathered friends are fascinating! Join us to learn about birds that winter in Davis during a slideshow and talk, then take a guided walk to see birds in the Arboretum (weather permitting). Click here for a map.

Tuesday, January 23
Learn & Shop:
Winter Pruning Techniques and Tips
10 a.m.-12 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
$24/per person for Friends members |
$29/per person for non-members
(cost includes $9 parking permit)
Puzzled by when to prune and how to do it? Purchase tickets for our January Learn & Shop event! The first 90 minutes will be an exclusive demonstration and talk with our resident plant expert and nursery manager, Taylor Lewis. He will demonstrate techniques and share tips for winter pruning in home gardens. Following the talk with Taylor, stay and enjoy shopping in the Arboretum Teaching Nursery for a few new treasures for your garden. It's not too late to plant!

Friday, January 26
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome!

Sunday, January 28
Crafts & Cocoa
1-3 p.m., Wyatt Deck (Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Love art and the Arboretum? Ever wonder about the botany of cocoa? Come sip some hot cocoa with the Arboretum Ambassadors and participate in sustainable crafting including leaf pressing, face painting, watercolor painting, and more. We’ll explore the botany of cocoa as we savor and create!

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