Saturday, May 18
Public PLANT SALE (Clearance Sale)
9 am - 1 pm, Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive (across from Vet Med)
Come for the best prices of the season, as many plants will be marked down for our annual clearance sale event. You’ll find the area’s largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including Arboretum All-Stars. Not a member? No problem! Anyone is welcome to join at the door. New members receive a free plant coupon (good up to $10). All members receive 10% off their plant sale purchases. The benefits of membership far outweigh the cost. For more information on the additional benefits and cost of membership, click here.
Shovel Drive: At this event, as well as every spring plant sale this season, the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum is collecting used spades, trowels and shovels of all kinds for a campus and city sculpture project. Click for more information.
Sunday, May 19
Bugtopia 2.0: Discover Everyday Insects
Learn about the hidden insect wonders of the Arboretum from Arboretum Ambassadors Melissa Cruz and Mira Parekh. Tour the collections and learn insect names, trapping methods, and ecology.
Friday, May 24
Folk Music Jam Session
12–1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments—fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, squeeze boxes, you name it—and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.
Thursday, May 30
Poetry in the Garden with Zach Watkins
Noon-1pm, Wyatt Deck
Zach 'OmegaZ' Watkins is a composer and poet living in Sacramento. He graduated from CSU Hayward (now CSU East Bay) with a Bachelor of Arts in music.
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