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The Arboretum gardens are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and there is no charge for admission.

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NEWS

4-out-of-4 Star Accreditation

In October, the Professional Grounds Management Society—a group of grounds professionals from organizations including universities, parks, and municipalities, both national and international—awarded a four-out-of-four star accreditation to the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s grounds and landscape services team for their outstanding work in environmental stewardship, economic performance, and social responsibility. LEARN MORE and READ the full report.

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Camp Shakespeare in the Arboretum

Join the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble for exciting theater games, acting workshops, and a special productions for kids ages 8-12.
For more information about the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, visit www.shakespearedavis.com.

Summer Sessions
Session 1, July 6–17
Session 2, July 20–21

This summer campers will play clowns, villains, and soldiers in one of Shakespeare’s best comedies: Twelfth Night. Camps run Monday–Friday, 9 am–3 pm with options for early drop-off and late pick-up.
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More News

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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

Friday, May 22
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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Saturday, May 30
Bugtopia 4.0: Discover Everyday Insects
1-3 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Learn about the hidden insect wonders of the Arboretum from the UC Davis Entomology Club members and Arboretum Ambassadors. Tour the collections and learn insect names, trapping methods, and ecology.
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Sunday, May 31
Wild Family Day
1-3 p.m., east of Putah Creek Lodge
(Rain location: 146 Env. Hort.)
Join Wild Campus--a UC Davis student organization dedicated to the conservation of local flora and fauna--in partnership with the Arboretum and Public Garden for our 4th annual Wild Family Day. Enjoy fun games and activities, as well as educational displays and live animals. For more details email: wildcampus411@gmail.com.
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Sunday, May 31
Yoga in the Arboretum
1-2:30 p.m., east of Putah Creek Lodge
(Rain location: 146 Env. Hort.)
Join us for 90 minutes of yoga appropriate for all skill levels led by certified instructor Loshan Ostrava. Dress comfortably. Please bring a towel or yoga mat and water bottle. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors.
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Friday, June 5
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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Wednesday, June 10
Wednesday Walk with Warren
noon, Arboretum Gazebo
Join Superintendent Emeritus, famous storyteller and punster Warren Roberts, for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and plant collections.
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Wednesday, June 10
4th Annual Farewell Reading of UC Davis Creative Writing
7 p.m., Wyatt Deck
The cretaive writing Master of Arts program and the Arboretum present the 4th annual student reading on Wyatt Deck. Graduating writers will read selections from their work.
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Friday, June 19
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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