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Incentive prizes offered for Big Day of Giving donors

Arboretum and Public Garden tote bag
Make your gift before 6 AM on May 3 and receive an Arboretum and Public Garden tote bag!


Everyone who gives on May 3 during our region’s Big Day of Giving will have their gift doubled (up to $20,000) thanks to three very generous local families.

In addition to doubling your gift, donors will also be eligible for a variety of special incentive prizes, including Arboretum tote bags, annual memberships, coupons good at Arboreutm plant sales, and the grand prize for OUR TOP THREE DONORS — VIP Garden and Hummingbird Tour which includes:

  • an INSIDER’S LOOK at the Arboretum’s demonstration gardens;
  • an opportunity to LEARN about hummingbird CONSERVATION RESEARCH while observing hummingbirds in the garden with Dr. Lisa Tell;
  • get a SNEAK PEEK at the design plans
  • enjoy a DELICIOUS LUNCH in the Arboretum

GIVE $120 or MORE and receive a $10 coupon good at a future Arboretum plant sale.
LEARN MORE about our plants sales.

MAKE YOUR GIFT BEFORE 6 AM and get an Arboretum tote bag.

GIVE $60 or MORE and we’ll give you a complimentary one-year family membership to the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden (available to new members only).
LEARN MORE about the benefits of membership.