Calendar of Events

All events free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Information: (530) 752-4880

Map and directions to event meeting places
Winter 2017 Calendar of Events

Friday, February 24
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.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.

Saturday, February 25
Birdmania! Build your knowledge and your bird feeder
12-2 p.m., Wyatt Deck
(Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Build your own bird feeder to hang in your own backyard, using materials found in your home! Learn about the local birds and bring empty milk jugs, plastic bottles, tin cans, or milk cartons to craft and design your project. Volunteers of the SimpleCraft club of UC Davis will also be there to help us with their crafting expertise!

Saturday, February 25
Amazing Acacias
2 p.m., Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis campus
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, February 26
Native California Elderberry Flute-making Workshop
1-3 p.m., 146 Environmental Horticulture
People of all ages will learn how to make and play a Native California elderberry flute.  East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores will talk about the culture of flute making and also about the endangered elderberry beetle. All materials will be supplied. Please bring a sharpened pocket knife if you have one. Adults will need to supervise their young children. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors.

Saturday, March 4
Dash & Dine
9 a.m.–12 p.m., Wyatt Deck (rain or shine)
Start your day off right! Come run or walk with the Ambassadors in the Arboretum; and then join us for a light and healthy breakfast.  Pick your distance and discover the Arboretum as you run or walk along our different plant collections and the waterway. Co-sponsored by the Davis Hiking Club.

Wednesday, March 8
Walk with Warren

12 p.m., Arboretum Headquarters
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of winter in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections. Parking on Wednesday, March 8 can be found in Visitor Parking Lot 47 with the purchase of a $9 daily pass. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.

Friday, March 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.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.

Saturday, March 11
PLANT SALE!
to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

Member Appreciation Sale: 9 -11 a.m. | Public Sale: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

The first TWO HOURS of the March 11 sale are OPEN ONLY to Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and Davis Botanical Society members. The second two hours of this sale are open to the public. At any time during this sale Friends members can receive their annual thank you gift -- a free plant (value up to $10).

NOT A MEMBER? Join online, at the door, or call ahead! Friends members save an additional 10% off their plant purchases and, at this sale, receive a free plant (value up to $10). In addition, new Friends members also receive a $10 off a coupon as a thank you for joining! It's a great time to become a Friend! LEARN MORE

Future Public Plant Sale Dates:
Saturdays, April 8 and April 29 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sunday, March 12
Rang Barsey – A celebration of Holi
12–4 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
The Indian Graduate Student Association in collaboration with the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden present “Rang Barsey”—a celebration of Holi. Have a fun-filled time in this magnificent celebration of joy and love with colors, water, and lots of Indian food at the Arboretum Gazebo. Stay tuned for updates including ticket prices. For more info email ucd.igsa@gmail.com.

Friday, March 24
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.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.