Blog & News Articles

Blog & News Articles

Library lawn conversion project

Mon, May 09, 2016
The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Learning by Leading Sustainable Horticulture Student Interns convert lawns to sustainable landscapes.

A big thank you

Fri, May 06, 2016
THANK YOU to everyone who supported the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden during the Big Days of Giving on May 3 and 4. We are very grateful for the patience and perseverance of the many donors who took the time to give – despite the technical issues with the giving website – and we appreciate everyone who helped us spread the word with your conversations, emails, posts and tweets!

Three local families provide matching gifts for hummingbird garden

Mon, May 02, 2016
A huge thank you to James and Jacqueline Ames, Pam Marrone and Mick Rogers, and the family of Johanna Anderson Trueblood who have all offered challenge pledges in support of our goal to raise $40,000 to create the campus’s first hummingbird demonstration garden. For every dollar the community donates to this garden on May 3, 2016 during our region’s Big Day of Giving, they will donate an additional dollar up to $20,000.

Get involved! 2016-17 Friends of the Arboretum board member recruitment

Wed, April 20, 2016

The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Board is accepting nominations for members-at-large for the term beginning July 1, 2016.  Consider offering your talents to support this amazing organization!  The Board leads the Friends work groups that support the Arboretum through fundraising and involvement in strategic initiatives.  Any member of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is eligible for nomination.  Nominees will be considered by a nomination committee appointed by the president.  Please submit nominations to the staff liaison to the Board, Suzanne

Our new hummingbird garden and Big Day of Giving goal to build it!

Tue, April 19, 2016

This May 3, 2016, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is participating in our region’s annual Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour online giving challenge for the entire community. Over 570 non-profits in the region are participating to raise funds for projects that impact every facet of our community. We are asking you to support our goal of raising money to support the hummingbird garden project.

Filling in the blanks: California native grass meadow gets a refresh

Thu, April 07, 2016
Staff from across the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden organization gathered together with our volunteers to fill in native grass plantings at our California native plant meadow. Located adjacent to the School of Veterinary Medicine’s new student services and administrative center – scheduled for completion in July 2016 – this area will also be home to an events lawn, café, restroom, as well as the future site of our pollinator and hummingbird demonstration gardens.

Restoring UC Davis landscapes one acre at a time

Wed, April 06, 2016
“Learning by Leading” Habitat Restoration and Naturalized Lands Management interns have completed a multitude of projects across campus focused on the provision of native wildlife habitat and the improvement of our campus stormwater quality.

Life After Lawn Plant List

Thu, March 31, 2016
Fill your lawn-free front yard with selections that not only have less-than-lawn water needs, they also perform well in our region, look great, and benefit our ever important pollinators!