Blog & News Articles

Blog & News Articles

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.

Get out at the ArtAbout

Wed, May 02, 2018
For the first time, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden will be participating in the city of Davis’ 2nd Friday ArtAbout Friday, May 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Arboretum GATEway Garden, located behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center.

Dedicate a tile in Nature’s Gallery Court

Fri, April 27, 2018
Looking for a unique way to honor a graduate, pay tribute to a loved one or commemorate a special occasion? Dedicate a tile in Nature’s Gallery Court, the Arboretum’s iconic mural wall depicting flowers and insects found in our water-wise gardens. Nature’s Gallery Court is located at the west end of the Arboretum, near the Arboretum Teaching Nursery.

The Arboretum Waterway’s New Floating Island: A Green Solution

Fri, April 13, 2018
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Learning by Leading™ Waterway Stewardship interns launched a floating island of wetland plants in the Arboretum Waterway near Putah Creek Lodge to improve the water quality, wildlife habitat and aesthetic appeal of this portion of the Waterway.

Students tag trees, raise Earth Day awareness

Thu, April 12, 2018
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, interns participating in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading Museum Education program will be tying large tags around 50 trees throughout campus and the Arboretum.

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.

Taking care of our native bees’ needs

Wed, April 04, 2018
California is home to 1600+ native bee species that range in size from less than a quarter inch long to more than an inch and a half. What may come as a surprise to many is that none of them make honey or live in hives like the ubiquitous European honey bee. However, they are all critical to the future of our state’s environmental health, the pollination of our food as well as the reproduction of plants in California’s natural areas. Here's how you can support native bees in your own garden.

Beyond the honey bee: Learn more about California native bees

Tue, April 03, 2018
Why care about bees?

Bees are important as indicators of environmental quality, are key in the continued existence of our wildlands, vital to sustainable pollination of crops, and serve as food that supports a diversity of other species. In addition, bees are critical to the health of natural, ornamental and agricultural landscapes.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 4.2.2018

Mon, April 02, 2018
Now that Phase 1 of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project is nearly finished, the paths on both sides of the waterway are open again.

Creating a DIY Pollinator Garden

Thu, March 08, 2018
Learn how to plant a pollinator garden in your very own yard using easy-to-find plants and simple methods.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 3.8.18

Thu, March 08, 2018
The path on the south side of the Arboretum Waterway, which we sometimes refer to as the yellow brick road, is more than halfway complete. Soon the entire walk from the east end of the Arboretum GATEway Garden to the beginning of the Redwood Grove will have a universally accessible path of smooth pavers.

What’s Up, Duck?

Thu, February 08, 2018
We love the ducks in the Arboretum, but too many ducks in the Arboretum Waterway can have negative impacts on the Waterway ecosystem and the ducks.

Waterway edge habitat provides ecosystem benefits

Thu, February 08, 2018
To provide multiple ecosystem benefits, students on our Learning by Leading Waterway Stewardship team are creating riparian (water edge) habitats around the newly constructed weirs throughout Phase One of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project.