Help keep our Arboretum and Public Garden spaces open

Please protect your health and the health of our whole community by proper social distancing.  Read the Chancellor's message  |  Read the Director's message

Community Engagement

Oak Personality Quiz

Thu, July 09, 2020
Think you and oaks have nothing in common? Well, you and these majestic trees might be more alike than you think! Take our short Oak Personality Quiz to see what common traits you share.

Children's Pollinator Books Read Aloud

Mon, June 29, 2020

Students participating in our Learning by Leading Habitat Horticulture program read children's books about pollinators. These videos were created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way for kids (and adults!) to learn more about the importance of pollinators as we all sheltered in place. 

Big Day of Giving – thank you donors!

Fri, May 29, 2020

Thank you! We are grateful for the generosity of everyone who has supported the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden over the past two months. We know it has been a challenging time, but we've tried our best to be there for the community by keeping the gardens open for everyone. Thank you for being there for us by supporting the Arboretum and Public Garden with your gifts and encouraging words.

New Arboretum Zoom Backgrounds!

Wed, May 27, 2020
Download these new Zoom backgrounds to featuring beautiful photography from throughout the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. We also have a folder of dozens of generic UC Davis branded Zoom backgrounds for those spirited Aggies out there continuing to work hard and make the world a better place from home!

Thank you to our Give Day 2020 Donors

Fri, April 24, 2020

Thank you to our donors who gave to the Arboretum and Public Garden during UC Davis Give Day, April 17-18!
We appreciate your generous support of the people, programs and landscapes that make our campus special.

Chasing Your Pozo Blues Away

Fri, April 24, 2020

By Taylor Lewis, nursery manager

Hello again! Back in January, 2020 while doing some winter cleanup for a client, the question arose of what to do with a huge, happy Salvia ‘Pozo Blue’. Can it be pruned? How far back? Do it in stages to avoid shocking the plant? Just deadhead spent blooms?

Play Arboretum Bingo!

Fri, April 24, 2020
Think you know the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden? Fill out our Instagram Bingo card and maybe add some new activities to your own bucket list along the way!

May Madness: California Native Plant Showdown

Wed, April 22, 2020
Find out the results of our first California native plant showdown which we call "May Madness." It's a tournament bracket similar to March Madness (for those familiar with college basketball) but this time the public decides which California native plant wins in a social media match up!