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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

A Big Day of Giving THANK YOU!

Thanks to your efforts we exceeded our $20,000 goal and raised over $23,000 during our region's Big Day of Giving to help create our campus's first hummingbird demonstration garden. READ MORE

Sat., May 14, Clearance Plant Sale

The public is invited to shop from thousands of gorgeous lawn-replacement plants for sustainable, water-wise landscapes! Become a member and save! Not a member? Join at the door or call ahead.
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INVENTORY for May 14 Clearance Sale
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Arboretum Photo Scavenger Hunt
April 25 - May 9

Come and discvoer the Arboretum in a way you never have before! LEARN MORE

Life After Lawn

One year ago, in fall 2014, Ria de Grassi filled her yard with UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars and other low-water regionally-appropriate plants. Find out about how her yard is progressing and the steps she took to get there. READ 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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Camp Shakespeare
Summer of Heroes Ages 8-12
Session 1: July 7 – July 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 2: July 25 – August 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shields Oak Grove, UC Davis campus
Teen Camp Ages 13-18
July 25 – August 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Shields Oak Grove (July 25-29)
Location TBA (August 1-5)
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Saturday, May 14
Arboretum Plant CLEARANCE Sale
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

LIFE AFTER LAWN: Find the right plants to replace your lawn at great prices because everything will be marked down. Even though this will be our last sale of the spring season we will still have one of the area’s largest selections of attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including lots California natives and Arboretum All-Stars. Plus our members save even more! Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum will save an additional 10% off our clearance prices. LEARN MORE

Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! New members not only receive 10% off their purchases, they receive an additional $10 off coupon as a thank you gift for joining!

Sunday, May 15
Bugtopia: Discover the Wonders of Insects
1  – 3 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Learn about the hidden insect wonders of the Arboreutm from the UC Davis Entomology Club members and the GATEways Outreach Program Volunteers. Find out more about the UC Davis Arboretum, insect names, trapping methods, and ecology. LEARN MORE

Friday, May 20
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session. All skill levels and listeners welcome! LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 22
Wild Family Day
12 – 3 p.m.
UC Davis Arboretum GATEway Garden
(behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center)
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 the 5th annual Wild Family Day. Enjoy games and activities, as well as educational displays and live animals! For more details, email wildcampus411@gmail.com.

Friday, June 3
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session. All skill levels and listeners welcome! LEARN MORE

Wednesday, June 8
Wednesday Walks with Warren
12-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum, famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of spring in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.LEARN MORE

Wednesday, June 8
5th Annual Farewell Reading of the Creative Writing Masters Program
7 p.m., Wyatt Deck
The UC Davis Creative Writing MA program and the Arboretum present the 5th annual student reading on Wyatt Deck. Graduating writers will read selections from their work. LEARN MORE

Friday, June 17
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session. All skill levels and listeners welcome! LEARN MORE

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