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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Friday, August 29
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.

Saturday, September 6
2nd Annual FREE Community Sustainability Fair
10 a.m..-3 p.m., Our Garden (located at the corner of North Wiget Land and Shadelands Drive in Walnut Creek)
Join Contra Costa County Master Gardeners for a day filled with presentations, demonstrations, and information about creating sustainable landscapes. Learn about topics ranging from building healthy soil to losing your lawn by sheet mulching. Our Director of Public Horticulture Ellen Zagory will also be there speaking about plants that attract beneficial insects and pollinators. The event is free. LEARN MORE.

Friday, September 12
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.

Sunday, September 14
Butterfly Ecology Talk and Tour
11 a.m.., Trellis at the California Native Plant GATEway Garden (newly-constructed garden at the Arboretum’s east end, just behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center)
Join naturalist Steve Daubert and explore the ecology and evolution of butterflies, as we tour the new garden. Learn how the Arboretum functions as a butterfly preserve. All ages are welcome. The event is free;walking or biking to the event is encouraged. Please note that the Davis Commons parking lot is for shopping center customers only. Other parking is available in nearby public parking lots. Click here for a map of the location. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880.

Thursday, September 18
Convert Your Water-hungry Lawn to a Drought-tolerant Landscape
8 a.m.- 3 p.m.., Vanderhoef Studio at the UC Davis Mondavi Center for Performing Arts (MAP)
In parternship with the California Native Grasslands Association, this 1-day workshop will provide participants with in-depth information for converting high-water-use conventional lawns into beautiful low-water-use, attractive, native, and climate-appropriate landscapes. LEARN MORE and REGISTER. (Fee: $30 or $25 for California Native Grasslands Association Members)

Friday, September 26
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.

Saturday, October 11
PLANT SALE to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 - 11 a.m., Members only | Not a member? Call ahead (530.752.4880) or join at the door! LEARN MORE
11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Open to the public

THE NEW FRONT YARD: We know that many homeowners out there are in the process of developing their "New Front Yard" by replacing high-water-use plants with low-water alternatives. That's why this October you are going to find just what you need from the area's largest selection of attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-apprropriate plants including lots of California natives and Arboreutm All-Stars. LEARN MORE and CHECK OUT our CURRENT INVENTORY.

Saturday, October 25
PLANT SALE to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Open to the Public
Members save 10%. Become a new member and receive 10% off and an additional coupon for $10 off. LEARN MORE

THE NEW FRONT YARD: We know that many homeowners out there are in the process of developing their "New Front Yard" by replacing high-water-use plants with low-water alternatives. That's why this October you are going to find just what you need from the area's largest selection of attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-apprropriate plants including lots of California natives and Arboreutm All-Stars.
LEARN MORE.