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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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NEWS

Waterway Information Session

It's happening! Find out more about the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project | Wed., June 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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A Big Day of Giving THANK YOU!

Thanks to your efforts we exceeded our $20,000 goal and raised over $23,000 during our region's Big Day of Giving to help create our campus's first hummingbird demonstration garden. READ MORE

Life After Lawn

One year ago, in fall 2014, Ria de Grassi filled her yard with UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars and other low-water regionally-appropriate plants. Find out about how her yard is progressing and the steps she took to get there. 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

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Camp Shakespeare
Summer of Heroes Ages 8-12
Session 1: July 7 – July 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 2: July 25 – August 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shields Oak Grove, UC Davis campus
Teen Camp Ages 13-18
July 25 – August 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Shields Oak Grove (July 25-29)
Location TBA (August 1-5)
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Friday, June 3
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session. All skill levels and listeners welcome! LEARN MORE

Friday, June 10
Volunteers needed to harvest student-grown crops
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bowley Plant Sciences Teaching Facility
Help decrease waste and increase access to fresh food in our community by taking part in this important harvest event.
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Wednesday, June 8
Wednesday Walks with Warren
12-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum, famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of spring in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.LEARN MORE

Wednesday, June 8
5th Annual Farewell Reading of the Creative Writing Masters Program
7 p.m., Wyatt Deck
The UC Davis Creative Writing MA program and the Arboretum present the 5th annual student reading on Wyatt Deck. Graduating writers will read selections from their work. LEARN MORE

Friday, June 17
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session. All skill levels and listeners welcome! LEARN MORE

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