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.

The Arboretum has something for everyone:

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Annual Appeal

With your help we are cultivating leaders to enhance the environment through our Learning by Leading Program. To further expand this program's impact and the opportunities we offer, we are asking for your support to grow our Learning by Leading student scholarship fund. LEARN MORE and GIVE

News

New position listing: Arboretum Waterway Steward

This person will help design and install habitat restoration and re-vegetation projects with the waterway, implement a student internship and volunteer program, write grants, lead tours and more! LEARN MORE

To apply GO HERE and search for the positon "Waterway Steward."

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Life After Lawn

SEE PHOTOS and LEARN about local homeowners who have made the switch from lawn to a mixture of low-water shrubs, grasses and perennials. 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

Friday, December 2
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.

Wednesday, December 14
Walk with Warren

12 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 the UC Davis Arboretum’s west-end gardens.

Friday, December 16
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.

Wednesday, January 11
Walk with Warren

12 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 the UC Davis Arboretum’s west-end gardens.

Saturday, January 14
Winter Birds in Davis:
Slide Show and Tour

10:30 a.m., 146 Environmental Horticulture
Our fine feathered friends are fascinating! Learn about birds that winter in Davis during a slide show talk. Then, take a walk to see birds in the Arboretum (weather permitting).

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