News

UC Davis Blossoms as Next Bee Campus USA in the Nation

Wed, July 24, 2019
The University of California, Davis has become the 78th educational institution in the nation and the first University of California campus to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. UC Davis joins more than one-hundred-fifty other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.

Watercress Research in Progress in the Salad Bowl Garden

Thu, July 18, 2019

Exciting things are happening at the Salad Bowl Garden! Researches in Gail Taylor's group at UC Davis are collecting germplasm (seeds or tissue used for breeding) and studying the genetic background of antioxidant contents and resource-use efficiency of watercress. 

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.