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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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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Tuesday, December 12
Learn & Shop:
Winter Garden Prep for a Great Spring
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Arboretum Teaching NurseryWant tips for how to put your garden beds to sleep for the cold season and suggestions for plants to add winter interest to your garden? Register for our December Learn & Shop event!

TICKETS:
$20 (General Admission)
$18 (Members)

LEARN MORE & REGISTER

Wednesday, December 13
Walk with Warren
12-1 p.m.,UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of late summer in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.

Friday, December 15
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum 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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