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Flower Flies: Beneficial Bee Mimics

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

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

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!

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!

Create and celebrate at Pollinator Discovery Day

May 17, 2018
What’s all the buzz about pollinators? Find out Sunday, May 20 from 1–4 p.m. at “Pollinator Discovery Day” in the UC Davis Arboretum’s Hummingbird GATEway Garden (located just north of the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive). Attendees at this free event will learn about a variety of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, how the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden supports their habitat needs throughout its campus landscapes and how everyone can to do the same at home.

Marquee trees debut in Davis this May

April 26, 2018
Coming soon to a tree near you — oversized hang tags promoting the importance of trees — thanks to a collaboration between the City of Davis Tree Commission, Tree Davis, the California Center for Urban Horticulture and the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

UC Davis Arboretum receives TripAdvisor's 2018 Certificate of Excellence

February 24, 2018

The UC Davis Arboretum and the UC Davis campus both received TripAdvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates destinations and businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors destinations that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify places that regularly deliver great experiences.”

Vet med student, bird photographer extraordinaire

November 22, 2017
UC Davis second-year veterinary medicine student Shakuntala (Shak) Makhijani has always loved nature and animals, but only recently has she started producing breathtaking photos of hummingbirds in their natural habitat at the UC Davis Hummingbird GATEway Garden.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 9.11.17

September 11, 2017
Four out of the five weirs for Phase 1 of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project are complete, and the last weir should be finished by the end of September. This means we are very close to being able to return water to the channel and watch the water flow over the new weirs and through the wetland plantings.