Image of the UC Davis Arboretum California Foothill Collection.

California Foothill Collection

California Foothill Collection

The California Foothill Collection displays large trees and shrubs native to the foothills surrounding the Central Valley, including several majestic 200-year-old Valley oaks, pines, ceanothus, and several species of native currants and gooseberries, whose flowers produce a delicious fragrance in mid-winter. Visitors can see a hillside covered with graceful native grasses used as groundcovers.

(Photo credit: TIffany Wright)

Land acknowledgement statement

Photo of waterway foothill collection in fall by Tiffany Wright adjusted