Community Engagement

Job Opening: Grounds Supervisor

Oversee the maintenance of gorgeous, sustainable landscapes across the UC Davis campus. Apply to be a Grounds Supervisor, where every career employee receives extremely competitive health and retirement benefits including:

UC Davis, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Partner on Patch Series

The University of California, Davis, and Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, or GSHCC, have teamed up to encourage Girl Scouts in the region to participate in a custom patch series with activities that take participants through various areas of the university campus and expose Girl Scouts to STEM-specific majors and colleges within the university.

Leave the Leaves to Help Pollinators

This fall, as part of our affiliation with Bee Campus USA, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is encouraging residents to “leave the leaves”, a seasonal effort to provide habitat for beneficial insects, pollinators, and other invertebrates. 

9 Tips for a Successful Plant Sale Shopping Experience

At the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden seasonal plant sales, not only do we offer the area’s largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including lots of Arboretum All-Stars and California natives, we strive to answer your questions and ensure that you meet your shopping goals. Here are some tips our experienced shoppers already know, but our newer customers may not.

Job Opening: Gardening Specialist

Tend to the gorgeous gardens of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden! Apply to be a Gardening Specialist, where every career employee receives extremely competitive health and retirement benefits including:

Job Opening: Irrigation Specialist

Maintain UC Davis' gorgeous campus landscapes and hardscapes by planning, installing and repairing its irrigation systems! Apply to be an Irrigation Specialist at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, where every career employee receives extremely competitive health and retirement benefits

About My Garden

Terry Davison, south Davis resident, describes the evolution of her front and backyard landscapes.

Nursery Caretakers

A small group of volunteer nursery caretakers at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery transplant up to 300 seedlings and cuttings a week. Most of the plants they propagate are offered for sale to the public at the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden seasonal plant sale fundraisers.