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Directions, Maps & Parking Information

Maps, Directions & Parking Information

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden spans thousands of acres and, for new and experienced visitors alike, it can be difficult to figure out where to park depending on the location you are attempting to go. Below is a list of locations where we frequently hold events along with links to maps and parking information.

In general, we recommend using our online campus map to get directions and find nearby parking information.

Image of infographic about visitors using parking zone code 35200 to take advantage of hourly rates.


While the Arboretum and Public Garden does not operate its own parking lots, campus parking is available in visitor lots for hourly (1, 3, 5 hours:  $1.50/hr.) and daily parking ($10/day) on weekdays, and free on weekends and holidays. Parking may be purchased through the ParkMobile app or website. Visitors interested in hourly parking rates, be sure to use ParkMobile parking zone: 35200, otherwise, only the daily rates appear. Learn more


If you are interested in visiting the UC Davis Arboretum, we have created a map complete with three different loop trails and parking options that we hope will introduce new and frequent visitors alike to something undiscovered. Learn more

UC Davis Campus Map

Image of a detail of the UC Davis campus map.Use the UC Davis campus map to find event venues, buildings, gardens, parking locations and more!

Link to UC Davis Campus Map

Putah Creek Riparian Reserve

If you are interested in visiting the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Putah Creek Riparian Reserve, there are multiple trailheads and options for parking. Learn more

Mobile map

While in the Arboretum, you can use Google maps or the map feature on the UC Davis mobile app to identify the locations of individual gardens. Simply type the full name of a garden (i.e. Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants) when searching. 

Event Venues