Building a secure future

The UC Davis Arboretum is one of the most-visited destinations on campus. It relies on private support for its continued growth and development. A donation to the Arboretum becomes a lasting gift to the entire community. It helps maintain the heritage of this unique site.

The Arboretum depends on many general donations each year to create beautiful gardens, build important scientific plant collections, enhance wildlife habitat, develop the next generation of environmental leaders, and share the work of UC Davis scientists with visitors through education programs and exhibits.

In 2011, the Arboretum celebrated its 75th anniversary with a year of festivities to honor and thank members, donors, volunteers and other supporters who keep this wonderful place growing.  As we move ahead toward other milestones, a main goal is to ensure a strong and secure future for the Arboretum. We have launched the Warren G. Roberts Arboretum Legacy Society to recognize people who have created endowments or included the Arboretum in their estate planning.

Important ways that you can support the Arboretum include:
Joining the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum
Making a donation to the Arboretum Enhancement Fund
Honoring a loved one with a commemorative or memorial contribution
Dedicating a ceramic mosaic tile or tree plaque
Including the Arboretum in your estate plans
Volunteering your time.

If you would like to make a gift or have questions about gift options, please contact Suzanne Ullensvang at (530) 752-8324 or

Thank you for your support!