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

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SUMMER CAMP SIGN UPS!
Camp Shakespeare:  ROYALS & RIVALS!

Ages 8-12
Session 1: July 9 – July 20, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.,
(Mon.-Fri.)
Session 2: July 23 – August 3, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., (Mon.-Fri.)
Location: Arboretum Gazebo

Teen Camp: Ages 13-18
July 23 – August 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (Mon.-Fri.)
Location: Arboretum & Veterans' Memorial Theater

Looking for an adventure this summer?  Campers explore classic showdowns from two productions of Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s 2018 season: Mary Stuart and As You Like It. Through theatre games, acting workshops, and a culminating performance, campers will discover the thrill of this year's stories.

SIGN-UP NOW! Visit shakespearedavis.org or email davis.shakespeare@gmail.com or call 530-802-0998.

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Saturday, April 14
PUBLIC PLANT SALE
to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
(This sale was originially scheduled for Saturday, April 7, but due to rain, potential flooding and lots of mud it was postponed to April 14)

DIY Pollinator Paradise
Shop our one-acre nursery for an incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and thousands of other attractive, low-water plants perfect for creating a landscape alive with environmentally important pollinators.

Members Save!
Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases and at this sale members receive a $10 off member appreciation gift; new members receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! LEARN MORE

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Friday, April 20
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome!

Saturday, April 21
Annual Picnic Day Celebration
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., UC Davis campus
Parade 10:10 a.m, - 12 p.m., UC Davis campus and downtown
Good Life Garden, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
Celebrate UC Davis at this family friendly extravaganza. It’s free for all to come and experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis in the areas of research, teaching and public service. This year, look for our float in the ever-popular Picnic Day parade and in the UC Davis Good Life Garden where attendees can meet our Learning by Leading Edible Landscaping studends and find out more about our "GATEway to the Edible Campus" campaign. To find out about all the Picnic Day activities including directions and parking visit: http://picnicday.ucdavis.edu.

Sunday, April 22
Arboretum Discovery Tours
Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus
Tours begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day! Join our Learning by Leading interns and the UC Master Gardeners of Yolo County for interactive tours of popular areas including our Hummingbird GATEway Garden, Peter J. Shields Oak Grove, and the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden. You will not only learn more about the Arboretum's history, programs, and gardens, you will get your sustainable gardening questions answered by experts!

Saturday, April 28
Yoga in the Arboretum
11 a.m., Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus
De-stress, exercise and enjoy nature! Join us for an hour of yoga appropriate for all skill levels led by certified instructor Erin Korotzer. Dress comfortably. Please bring a towel or yoga mat and water bottle. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors.

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Sunday, April 29
PUBLIC PLANT SALE
to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

DIY Pollinator Paradise
Shop our one-acre nursery for an incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and thousands of other attractive, low-water plants perfect for creating a landscape alive with environmentally important pollinators.

Members Save!
Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases and at this sale members receive a $10 off member appreciation gift; new members receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! LEARN MORE

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Friday, May 4
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome!

Sunday, May 6
Animals of the Arboretum
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lake Spafford
Discover the diversity of animals in the Arboretum! Join us for critter crafts and face painting while learning more about toxic vs. pet-friendly plants, native and non-native Arboretum creatures, and the dangers of feeding them.

Wednesday, May 9
Walk with Warren
12-1 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of spring in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.

Friday, May 11
2nd Friday ArtAbout at the Arboretum
5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Arboretum GATEway Garden (behind Davis Commons Shopping Center)
Join us for art and music at the Arboretum GATEway Garden, as we participate in the city's monthly self-guided artwalk—the ArtAbout. We will be showcasing the work of UC Davis art professor Robin Hill's advanced sculpture students in the garden. Come chat with professor Hill and her students to learn more about the site-specific installations they created specifically for the Arboretum. Come hear three of UC Davis’s talented acapella groups!  You'll enjoy Greek Beats, featuring your favorite sisters turning pop classics into aca-sensations; Jhankaar’s vocal fusion that incorporates Bollywood, Pakistani, and Western inspiration; and The Spokes, the all-female group who have sung their hearts out across the state!

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Saturday, May 12
PUBLIC PLANT CLEARANCE SALE
to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

DIY Pollinator Paradise
Shop our one-acre nursery for an incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and thousands of other attractive, low-water plants perfect for creating a landscape alive with environmentally important pollinators.

Members Save!
Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases and at this sale members receive a $10 off member appreciation gift; new members receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! LEARN MORE

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Friday, May 18
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome!

Friday, May 18
Stargazing: Arboretum Under the Stars
9-11 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Have you ever wanted to see planets, constellations, nebulas, and other celestial bodies up close? Now is your chance! Escape the gravity of work and midterms by joining the Astronomy Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors to see the beauty the universe holds. Enjoy telescope viewing and complimentary hot drinks.

Saturday, May 20
Pollinator Discovery Day
Hummingbird GATEway Garden, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Pollinators are critical to the health of our environment. Learn more about them, how we support their presence on campus and what you can do at home! Join this engaging, all-ages event featuring UC Davis researchers, students, and community members leading tours, demonstrations, interactive investigation stations, and much more! 

Friday, June 1
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome!

Sunday, June 3
Wild Family Day
12-3 p.m., Trellis, Arboretum GATEway Garden (behind Davis Commons Shopping Center)
Join Wild Campus in partnership with the Arboretum for our 7th annual "Wild Family Day.”  Wild Campus is a UC Davis student organization dedicated to the conservation of local flora and fauna. Come enjoy fun games and activities for all ages, as well as educational displays and live animals!  For more details, email wildcampus411@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 6
Farewell Reading of the UC Davis Creative Writing MA Program
7 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck, UC Davis campus
The UC Davis Creative Writing MA program and the Arboretum present the 7th annual student reading on Wyatt Deck. Graduating writers will read selections from their work.

Wednesday, June 13
Walk with Warren
12-1 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of spring in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.

Friday, June 15
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome!

Friday, June 29
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome!