Environmental Education

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. 

Need landscape design help? There's an app for that!

Tue, August 07, 2018
Intimidated by landscaping? There are now a number of online services available to help with the landscape design of your home garden. Check out these landscaping online services and apps!

Climate Tomorrow: The UC Davis Living Landscape Adaptation Plan

Thu, June 07, 2018
The Arboretum and Public Garden is working closely with the campus planning leadership at UC Davis to develop a 70-year UC Davis Living Landscape Adaptation Plan (LLAP) that will allow us to transition the landscapes of UC Davis to a climate-ready campus.

Support California native bees with these 10 plants

Wed, April 04, 2018
The plants included here were selected based on information available through this work and that of others both in the Bay Area and the Sacramento Valley.  These plants were chosen for spring, summer and fall bloom, low to medium-low watering need, low maintenance requirements and the variety of bee species they attract.