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Pollinator-Friendly Container Plantings

Thu, September 26, 2019
Don’t have the space to create a pollinator-friendly garden? Or maybe you’d just like to add some container plantings to your patio or landscape.

We've assembled four “recipes” for making this DIY project a breeze. All of the plants you find here are currently in our fall plant sale inventory. If one has sold out, we can help you find an appropriate replacement. Just ask one of our experts in the orange aprons.

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UC Davis Arboretum: Research Resource and Pollinator Paradise

Thu, March 28, 2019
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden landscapes attract a wide variety of pollinators and thus have become popular location for groundbreaking research on these vitally important species.

2019 Volunteer Recruitment

Wed, December 19, 2018
We are seeking new volunteers to join our gardening, plant sale support and land stewardship volunteer teams. Applications are due Friday, January 18. Space is limited. Apply now!

Flower Flies: Beneficial Bee Mimics

Wed, October 10, 2018
Also referred to as hoverflies, flower flies are one of the lesser-known beneficial insects in the garden. Adult flower flies feed on nectar and pollen and are important pollinators just like their mimicked bee counterparts.

UC Davis Good Life Garden 2.0

Tue, October 09, 2018
Plant Lists and More

We transforming the Good Life Garden — one of our campus’s most high-profile public gardens — to a place where we can share the science and social justice issues around food, food production and food safety.

Edible Plant List (Fall 2018)

Perennial Plant List (Fall 2018)

Spice up your life, garden with herbs

Wed, September 19, 2018
The next Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden plant sale fundraiser will feature a variety of herbs in addition to thousands and thousands of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and other plants perfect for our region.

Need landscape design help? There's an app for that!

Tue, August 07, 2018
Intimidated by landscaping? There are now a number of online services available to help with the landscape design of your home garden. Check out these landscaping online services and apps!