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Community Engagement

A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community

Tue, November 17, 2020
Thank you to those who have supported us by shopping our online plant sale with curbside pickup. So far, the online sale has been very successful! We are especially grateful for all who are shopping, as we lost the revenue of our entire spring plant sale season due to the pandemic.

Nature Rx Network Symposium: Transforming Campus Life by Embracing Nature

Mon, November 02, 2020

The 2020 Campus Nature Rx Symposium was hosted by Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY on October 23, 2020.

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Nature Rx program was presented by Haven Kiers, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Department of Human Ecology and Stacey Parker, GATEways Horticulturist, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden during this free-one day virtual symposium. Kiers and Parker shared lessons learned, including best practices, for connecting students to campus nature for their health and wellbeing, particularly during a pandemic. 

A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community

Mon, November 02, 2020
Our staff has been busy creating our new Plant Sale online store with contactless curbside pickup at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. We are excited to thank all our Friends members by giving them first access to the new store during the fall. 

Virtual Student Research Flash Talks

Thu, October 29, 2020

In honor of UC Davis' Undergraduate Research Week, students hosted flash talks on October 15 featuring the studies of three UC Davis students who are using the UC Davis Arboretum to conduct their research. Watch the video below to learn about their research and how it complements the university experience.

Online Plant Store Testimonials

Wed, October 28, 2020
This fall we are debuting our online plant sale store to members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. After placing their orders and scheduling their contactless curbside pickup, they were asked to evaluate their experience. View some of the responses below!

Responding to COVID-19

Fri, October 23, 2020

Like many at UC Davis this spring, the Arboretum and Public Garden had to get creative as the university moved to suspended operations at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Take A Break With Our Mindfulness Videos

Thu, August 20, 2020
Feeling overwhelmed? Take a break and ground yourself in nature from home, with our new Mindfulness Video Series.

Get Your Prescription Filled Right Here!

Fri, July 17, 2020
The Arboretum and Public Garden has partnered with Yolo Healthy Parks Healthy People to deliver on the shared mission of healing through nature.