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News

Spring Plant Sales

Member Appreciation Sale:
Saturday, March 11
(Members Only: 9 - 11 a.m. | Open to the Public: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Preliminary Inventory for March 11 sale:
Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) version | Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version

Public Sale: Saturday, April 8 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Public Clearance Sale: Saturday, April 29 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Job Opening: GATEways Horticulturist

This position operates as a project manager for developing and improving campus GATEway gardens and teaching collections and works with UC Davis faculty, students, staff and key community members to design sustainable, regionally-appropriate, and educational landscapes. LEARN MORE and DOWNLOAD the complete position summary.

To apply, CLICK HERE, then search "horticulturist" under the "Position" field. This will bring up the listing of "GATEways Horticulturist." To get to the position description and apply, click "View" underneath "GATEways Horticulturist."

Job Opening: Assistant Landscape Architect

The Assistant Landscape Architect position will work in the Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture unit designing, coordinating, and reviewing plans for landscapes across the UC Davis campus. The application period for this position closes on March 13. For a complete job description and more information on how to apply: http://cpcr.ucdavis.edu/landscape/jobs/index.html

Life After Lawn: 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

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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  • 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, March 24
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.

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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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Friday, April 7
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

Saturday, April 8
Arboretum Public Plant Sale
9 a.m.— 1 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery
LIFE AFTER LAWN: Find the right plants for your sustainable landscape. Join us at our first open-to-the-public plant sale of the Spring 2017 season where we will be featuring attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.

Join and save! Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden save 10% off their plant sale purchases and more! Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! New members not only receive 10% off their purchases, they receive an additional $10 off coupon as a thank you gift for joining! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx

Sunday, April 9
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.

Sunday, April 9
An Introduction to Essential Backpacking Practices: Take only pictures, leave only footprints

1 — 3 p.m., Arboretum GATEway Garden
Do you like hiking, camping, backpacking, or just being in the outdoors? Come learn how to be better stewards of the environment through the seven “Leave No Trace” guidelines. We will have information and hands on activities for giving both new and experienced outdoor enthusiasts tips on how to lessen your impact on the environment. All ages welcome!

Wednesday, April 12
Walk with Warren
12 — 1 p.m., 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.

Monday, April 17
What’s up with the Arboretum Waterway?
12 — 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
The Arboretum Waterway has a complex past and exciting future. Come learn about its history, how it came to be the centerpiece of the Arboretum and the plans for renovating and transforming it over the next few years.

Thursday, April 20
Arboretum Plant Sale for UC Davis Affiliates
3.— 6 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery
LIFE AFTER LAWN: Find the right plants for your sustainable landscape. Join us at our UC Davis-affilliates only plant sale for students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, donors, and volunteers where we will be featuring attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.

Plus our members save even more! Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum will save an additional 10% off our clearance prices. Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! New members not only receive 10% off their purchases, they receive an additional $10 off coupon as a thank you gift for joining! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

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