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Community Engagement

Detour Near Putah Creek Lodge

Thu, October 10, 2019

Hello visitors! There's another detour in the Arboretum, but never fear—we've got an easy-to-follow map and signage in place to get you around the construction without any issues.

Plant Sale Detour Alert

Fri, September 27, 2019
We have just found out that there will be a detour in place during the time of some of our fall plant sales.

2020 Volunteer Recruitment

Mon, September 09, 2019
Volunteer with the Arboretum and Public Garden! Apply by Jan. 17, 2020

We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our gardening and land stewardship teams. 

Apply Now!

Cyanobacteria Detected in Arboretum Waterway

Tue, August 27, 2019
Tests show that cyanobacteria are growing in parts of the Arboretum Waterway. These microscopic organisms can make a toxin that is rapidly lethal to dogs that ingest contaminated water.

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. 

Cool Campus Challenge Creates Shade

Tue, June 04, 2019
From April 1 through April 26 UC Davis, along with the eight other University of California campuses participated in the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to educate and inform the university community to take simple steps to save energy and reduce waste in order to lower its carbon footprint.

Text to Give

Thu, May 09, 2019
Special Offer for Clearance Plant Sale Attendees

Text to give $10 or more (see instructions below) to our UC Davis Oaks Forever! campaign and receive a $5-off coupon good at our May 11 Clearance Plant Sale

Show your digital receipt at the Arboretum Information table near the check-out lane to receive your coupon.