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.

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Spring Membership Drive

Join or renew between 2/16 and 5/16/2015 to be eligible for prizes including a $75 gift certificate redeemable at any of our plants sales.. Join at the $100+ level for a great new member benefit. LEARN MORE.

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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  • 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, February 27
Folk Music Jam Session
12 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.

Saturday, February 28
All Things Acacia
2 p.m., Putah Creek Lodge
The late winter display of yellow blossoms in the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove is spectacular! It's a must-see event featuring over 50 different acacias from around the world.

Sunday, March 1
Storytime Through the Seasons: Climbing up the Ginkgo Tree
1-3 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Celebrate the Chinese New Year in the Arboretum as we explore the cultural and natural world of Asia. Experience Asian culture in a whole new light with stories, activities, and experiences in our East Asian Collection. All ages welcome.

Saturday, March 7
Member Appreciation Plant Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery
The nursery opens its doors just to members as a thank you for their support. Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door to shop the area's largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants.

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