Community Engagement

Relax and Unwind with Nature Rx

Join us for a nature-immersed day of rest and relaxation in the Arboretum. Stay awhile to find peace of mind during yoga sessions for kids and adults, or take part in some water color painting, tea sipping, and more!

Native Californian Elderberry Flute-making Workshop

Learn how to make and play an elderberry flute with East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores who will talk about the craft and culture of Native Californian flute making as well as the endangered elderberry beetle. All materials will be supplied.

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Go behind the scenes to explore and engage with scientists and students as you learn about the diversity of life right here on campus from 12 different university museums at this popular, all-ages open house event. Students representing the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden will be at the Good Life Garden from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Natural Tie-Dye

Want to learn how to dye fabric sustainably? Bring one white item you want to tie-dye: t-shirt, socks, shorts, pillow-case, you name it! The Arboretum Ambassadors will help you tie-dye and explain how to make the plant- and food-based, eco-friendly dyes. 

Oak-tober Celebration at Sudwerk Dock

Help celebrate the fall season and the start of “Oak-tober.” Learn about Arboretum and Public Garden events and projects, enjoy hands-on activities and be among the first to try a Sudwerk Brewing Co. beer featuring a new, custom “Arboretum Oak” label.

Tuesday, November 24: Rescue dog demonstration in Arboretum

The California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) and the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Club in conjunction with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden will be hosting a demonstration between 4 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24.

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Clearance Plant Sale

Fall Theme: DIY Pollinator Paradise

Shop our one-acre nursery for an incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and thousands of other attractive, low-water plants perfect for creating a landscape alive with environmentally important pollinators.

Plant Sale

Fall Theme: DIY Pollinator Paradise

Shop our one-acre nursery for an incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and thousands of other attractive, low-water plants perfect for creating a landscape alive with environmentally important pollinators.