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.

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Thursday, April 24
Poetry in the Garden: Heera Kulkarni and Kenya Mitchell
12-1 pm, Wyatt Deck
Open Mic after readings (New feature!)
Heera Kulkarni holds two masters degrees from the two continents, Asia & North America, in Social Work and Education, respectively. She teaches Indian classical music and is director of Raga Academy School of Indian Music. She writes poetry in Hindi, Marathi, and English, and has recorded some of her poems and songs in an album called Shama. Kenya Mitchell is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Davis. She explores the intersection between race, femininity and class in her poetry and prose. Kenya has published two books, Aftermath of a Sociopath and Blue Line To Wonderland, and has pieces in publications ranging from Harvard School of Education's ALANA Anthology to New York Magazine.

Friday, April 25
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 pm, 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, April 26
9 am-1 pm, Arboretum Teaching Nursery
THE NEW FRONT YARD: Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars. Not a member? Join the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum at the door to receive a new-member, $10-off coupon. All members receive the regular member discount of 10% off your total purchases. Find out more about becoming a member here. Click for more information.

Sunday, April 27
Fun with Food: Eco-friendly Tie-dye
12-2 pm, Sunday, April 27
Arboretum Gazebo
Bring a white item you want to tie-dye: t-shirt, socks, shorts, pillow-case, you name it! The Arboretum Ambassadors will help you tie-dye and explain how to make the plant- and food-based, eco-friendly dyes provided.

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