Environmental Education

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.

Campus-Grown Trees Transformed

Tue, March 19, 2019
When one of our campus trees needs to be pruned, or removed for health or safety reasons, the green-waste wood is either chipped and used as mulch in landscapes throughout campus, or — depending on future project needs — salvaged and delivered to a local wood miller.

No Flower? No problem! Think outside the bud

Thu, February 28, 2019
Staff at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden hope to educate their community to think outside the bud, set up their landscapes for an incredible, year-round display and, at the same time, prepare their landscapes for our area’s inevitably intense summer heat.

Behold the UC Davis Arboretum’s amazing Acacia collection

Fri, February 08, 2019

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden invites the community to take a guided tour through the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove and experience this collection during its amazing winter bloom on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m.; the tour leaves from Putah Creek Lodge.

Kick off the New Year in an Eco-Friendly, Colorful Way

Mon, January 14, 2019
The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s student-led Arboretum Ambassador team invite families, students, community members of all ages to their second natural tie-dye workshop Saturday, January 19, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The event is free, all you need to bring is white items you wish to tie-dye, such as t-shirts, socks, shorts, pillow-cases, etc.

Fall 2018 Good Life Garden perennial plant list

Fri, October 12, 2018

Below is the list of perennials planned for the in-ground planting beds at the UC Davis Good Life Garden. Staff, volunteers and students will be helping plant this newly renovated garden throughout Fall 2018. LEARN MORE

Top 5 Plant Sale Favorites

Fri, September 28, 2018

By Taylor Lewis, Nursery Manager

The Arboretum Teaching Nursery is brimming with thousands of amazing plants which makes it really hard to pick just five, so after much debate between Propagation Specialist Lisa Fowler and me, we happily present you with five not-to-be-missed plants that we will have available at our upcoming fall plant sales.