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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  • DETOUR: The Putah Creek bike path that connects South Davis to the Arboretum will be closed to both bike and pedestrian traffic for three weeks starting Monday, Sept. 22. The closure will allow further improvements to be made to the Putah Creek Parkway path on the east side of the bike tunnel. Detour signs will be posted. Click for the City of Davis press release about the project.
  • 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.

Fridays, September 26 and October 10
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.

Wednesday,October 8
Wednesday Walks with Warren
Noon, Arboretum Gazebo
Join our Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts--famous storyteller and punster--for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum's West-end gardens.

Thursday, October 9
Opening Night: Readings by the Creative Writing Faculty
7 p.m., Wyatt Deck (Rain location: 126 Voorhies Hall)
Award-winning fiction writers and poets from the UC Davis Creative Writing Program read from their work: Joshua Clover, Lucy Corin, Yiyun Li, Katie Peterson, Margaret Ronda, and Joe Wenderoth. Co-sponsored by the English Department.


Saturday, October 11
9 - 11 a.m., Members only | Not a member? Call ahead (530.752.4880) or join at the door! LEARN MORE
11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Open to the public

Saturday, October 25
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.

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