Directions

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To the Arboretum Teaching Nursery:
Take I-80 to Highway 113 North towards Woodland (from Sacramento, pass the UC Davis exit on I-80 to reach 113). Take the Hutchison Drive exit and turn right towards the central UC Davis campus. Turn right (south) on La Rue Road and pass the stadium. Turn right on Garrod Drive. Follow Garrod Drive as it curves to the right and you will see the nursery on your left-hand side. At the stop sign, continue straight to park in the visitor parking lots across the street from the nursery: #55 (to the left) or #50 (to the right). Please do not park in marked spots that are reserved for clients of the veterinary clinic.

Tour and Event Meeting Places


meeting places

To Arboretum Headquarters:
Take I-80 to the UC Davis exit. Go north into central campus. Turn left at the first opportunity. Go straight across the creek, then turn left on La Rue Road. The headquarters are located in Valley Oak Cottage, a shingled building on the left. There is all-day parking in Visitor Lot 47, further down La Rue on the right.

To the Gazebo (at the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden):
Take I-80 to Highway 113 North towards Woodland (from Sacramento, pass the UC Davis exit on I-80 to reach 113). Take the Hutchison Drive exit and turn right towards the central UC Davis campus. Turn right (south) on La Rue Road and pass the stadium. Turn right on Garrod Drive. Follow Garrod Drive as it curves to the right and turn left again at the T in the road. Follow Garrod until you see the Gazebo on your left. If you go straight at the T in the road, parking is available in Visitor Lots 54 and 55. There is also one-hour free parking on Garrod Drive across the street from the Gazebo.

To Nature's Gallery Court: Follow the directions to the Gazebo. Nature’s Gallery Court is located between the Gazebo and the Arboretum Teaching Nursery.

To the Arboretum Terrace Garden and Lois Crowe Patio:
Take 1-80 to the Richards Blvd. exit (toward downtown). Go under the underpass. Turn left on 1st Street. Turn left again at the first opportunity (D Street) and park in the lot behind the Davis Commons retail center. The Terrace is located next to Whole Foods at the northeast end of the center. There is two-hour free parking in the lot at the Davis Commons retail center.

To the Wyatt Deck (note - directions reflect new road names):
Take 1-80 to the Richards Blvd. Exit (toward downtown). Go under the underpass. Turn left on 1st Street. Turn left onto Old Davis Road and cross a small bridge over the Arboretum Waterway. Parking is available at Visitor Parking Lot 5, straight ahead from the stop sign at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. The Wyatt Deck is located at the west end of the Redwood Grove, across Arbortum Drive from the Wyatt Pavilion Theater.

To 146 Environmental Horticulture
Take I-80 to the UC Davis exit. Go north into central campus. Follow Old Davis Road past Hyatt Place. After Hyatt Place you will arrive at a stop sign. Just beyond this stop sign you’ll find Parking Lot 5A on the left which is free most weekends and Visitor Parking Lot 5 where you can pay to park during the week. The Environmental Horticulture building is west of these parking lots on Arboretum Drive (Arboretum Drive is the large, closed-to-traffic pathway, that borders the north side of both parking locations). Walk west on Arboretum Drive; you will see the Environmental Horticulture building on the south side of the path past the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre and the Nelson Gallery. Go into the courtyard and look for this classroom and event space (off the southwest end of the courtyard).

To the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center:
Take I-80 to the UC Davis exit. Go north into central campus. Parking is available in the parking structure on the right on Beau Vine Lane, or in Visitor Lots 1 and 2 behind it. The Visitors Center is located across the street from the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

Parking

Parking on campus costs $8.00/day on weekdays. Debit or credit cards or cash may be used to obtain a parking permit from machines in Visitor Parking lots. The permit may be used in all Visitor Parking lots on campus. Parking is free on weekends and holidays. There is two-hour free parking in the parking lot at the Davis Commons retail center (near the Terrace Garden). There is one-hour free parking on Garrod Drive across from the Gazebo.

Regional Maps

UC Davis Arboretum: Location and Driving Directions (Google Maps)

Campus Maps

UC Davis Campus Map
UC Davis Campus Map: Arboretum Headquarters/Parking