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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Path Closure through mid-November

A portion of the pathway on the northside of the Arboretum "loop" in our Mediterranean Collection and near Putah Creek Lodge will be closed through mid-November to make way for the construction of a California native plant meadow. READ MORE.

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  • VISIT OUR BLOG: For the latest news, updates, and information about all things related to the UC Davis Arborertum and Public Garden
  • 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, October 24
Folk Music Jam Session
12 - 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoutic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited. LEARN MORE

Saturday, October 25
PLANT SALE
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.

Sunday, November 2
Native American Uses of California Plants
2 p.m., UC Davis Welcome Center MAP
Enjoy an engaging, family-friendly tour of the Native American Contemplative Garden and discover traditional uses for a variety of California plants. LEARN MORE

Friday, November 7
Folk Music Jam Session
12 - 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoutic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited. LEARN MORE

Sunday, November 9
Storytime Through the Seasons: Under the Redwood Tree
1-3 p.m., Wyatt Deck (Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Join the Arboretum Ambassadors for a free, outdoor reading program exploring the cultural and natural world of Native Californians. Enjoy traditional stories, games, and arts. All ages welcome. LEARN MORE

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