Blog & News Articles

Blog & News Articles

Guardians: Spirits of Protection, expands to the Arboretum

A poetry path, a reflection bridge, a Dakhil (a traditional Islamic act of devotion that often involves tying fabric to a tree or anything one considers sacred), and more can be found in the Arboretum through April 30. The exhibit is a temporary installation in support of design MFA students Niloufar Abdolmaleki and Edward Whelan’s theses and an extension of Professor Emeritus Ann Savageau’s exhibit at the campus design museum through April 24 entitled, “Guardians: Spirits of Protection.”

Edible Gardens Assistant

Student Job Opportunity for Edible Gardens Assistant

Join the Arboretum and Public Garden team to help cultivate the edible campus landscape. Work independently and with Arboretum staff, students, and volunteers in the Good Life Garden and other sites on annual and perennial vegetable, fruit and ornamental gardens. Develop experience designing, maintaining and mapping educational edible gardens as well as leading small groups toward these goals.

Landscape Assistant

Job Opportunity for Student Landscape Assistant

Join the Arboretum and Public Garden team to help steward our landscapes! Student landscape assistants will work independently and in teams, as well as assist in the leadership of volunteer groups. Master your skills in garden maintenance, installation and safe machinery operation. Develop experience in plant identification, plant records and mapping. This position also provides the opportunity to develop leadership skills in public garden outreach and management.

Waterway Landscape Assistant

Student Job Opportunity for Waterway Landscape Assistant

Join the Arboretum’s student staff team to steward our campus landscapes and the Arboretum Waterway while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Help us prepare for the implementation of our new $7.9 M project to redesign the Arboretum Waterway for flood protection and habitat enhancement. Work with and learn from horticulturists, landscape architects, engineers and habitat restorationists on storm water management, land stewardship and management, gardening, scientific monitoring and habitat re-creation.

Nursery Under Construction

Thanks to a generous estate gift honoring Elizabeth Mary Wolf, we are building an environmental learning center inside the Teaching Nursery to further increase public engagement and empower our student environmental leaders.

Phyllis and Alex McCalla Arboretum Fund

Long-term supporters of UC Davis, Phyllis and Alex McCalla, have pledged an estate gift to create the “Phyllis and Alex McCalla Arboretum Fund” to support future projects and improvements in the Arboretum and Public Garden. 

Seeing Red?

Chair Share – a program that aims to encourage our community to spend more time outside. Studies show that even a short time outdoors can reduce stress and improve mood, among a variety of other social and well-being benefits.