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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News

  • New! We are now hiring for a GATEways Director of Development (position open until filled). Click to read the announcement. Click to read the full position description.
  • 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, July 18
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, July 20
Planting with Natives
10 a.m., Buehler Alumni Center
Native plants make beautiful and water-conserving additions to home gardens. Get ideas of what natives to add to your landscape, plus tips on when and how to plant them, on this walking tour of the Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants. This event is free.

Friday, August 1
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.

Saturday, August 2
Succulents That Sizzle
10 a.m., Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum
Need plants for your garden that can take the heat? Try succulents! They will surprise you with their diversity and beauty, even in mid-summer. The event is free.

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