Blog & News Articles

Blog & News Articles

Pet-friendly gardens

Mon, June 19, 2017
How to create a pet-friendly garden with plants that enrich your pets' lives and your garden's aesthetic.

Planned Giving: A natural thing to do for the Davisons

Mon, June 19, 2017
Recently we asked volunteers and supporters Jay and Terry Davison, longtime Friends of the Arboretum and Public Garden, to share their thoughts about why they have planned a gift to the Arboretum and Public Garden in their estate.

Three birds, no stones?

Fri, June 09, 2017
How the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve scored a new road, parking lot and native plant meadow

Waterway Steward Nina Suzuki

Thu, June 08, 2017
The Arboretum Waterway is not only the centerpiece of the Arboretum; it is an essential piece of our campus’s water infrastructure. Despite its high-profile importance, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden has never had a staff member actively managing it, until now! Please welcome to our staff Waterway Steward Nina Suzuki!

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 6.6.17

Tue, June 06, 2017
Major updates about Phase 1 of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project, including a temporary dam, our new waterway steward, our successful Waterway WOW! campaign, sediment removal, bank reshaping and more!

Thank you Waterway WOW! donors

Fri, May 19, 2017
Thank you to everyone who gave to the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s Waterway WOW! campaign this spring! New donors plus many generous members, volunteers, community members, and alumni made gifts totaling over $68,000, exceeding our goal for the campaign.

May Garden Tips

Thu, April 27, 2017
Gardening tips for weather changes in May

Gladys Cosens, the Arboretum’s lead challenge donor on UC Davis Give Day

Wed, April 19, 2017
Thanks to Gladys Cosens for her $15,000 gift that kicked off the Waterway WOW campaign. Gladys was the Arboretum’s lead challenge donor for the UC Davis Give Day on April 21-22, 2017. Her Give Day challenge inspired over 60 other donors to make gifts in support of the campaign.

Hunter Stapp

Tue, April 11, 2017
A testimonial from Hunter Stapp, a Learning by Leading student co-coordinator of the Ecological Restoration team.

Life After Lawn Advice: Plant for Year-round Color

Tue, February 28, 2017
The Bayon’s front yard displays Eva’s passion for and education in botany. An avid plant collector, Eva and her husband have created a miniature rock garden in their relatively small yard with the artistic placement of boulders and rock mulch, all anchored and softened by a variety of perennials that range in size, color and growing habits.

Life After Lawn Advice: Learn by Doing

Tue, February 28, 2017
Mona and Frank Demasi

Many succulents are well adapted to low-water landscapes because their thickened leaves store water, providing them the ability to survive dry, hot climates. Softer leaved succulents like Echeveria prefer shade in our region while the larger, cold-hardy Agave and Aloe species do well in full sun.