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New Arbo Anthems Playlist

Wed, December 16, 2020

To perfectly complement the relaxing and beautiful nature of the Arboretum, UC Davis has made an "Arbo Anthems" music playlist on Spotify. In early November, the UC Davis official Instagram account asked the community to submit songs that they would like to see on the playlist via Instagram stories. The inspiration for the playlist?

Fall Planting 1-2-3

Mon, December 07, 2020
Gardening tips from Nursery Manager Taylor Lewis to make sure your new plants from our nursery get off to a healthy start. 

La Rue Road Bridge Opening

Mon, December 07, 2020
The La Rue Bridge replacement project and 2-year detour around the bridge is officially over, with the paths in the Arboretum now open to the public just in time for scenic strolls and holiday hikes. Over the past couple of years, the expansive project required pedestrians, bikers, and cars to maneuver around the construction via detours while the Arboretum walkways under and near the bridge were closed. 

A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community

Tue, November 17, 2020
Thank you to those who have supported us by shopping our online plant sale with curbside pickup. So far, the online sale has been very successful! We are especially grateful for all who are shopping, as we lost the revenue of our entire spring plant sale season due to the pandemic.

A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community

Mon, November 02, 2020
Our staff has been busy creating our new Plant Sale online store with contactless curbside pickup at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. We are excited to thank all our Friends members by giving them first access to the new store during the fall. 

Online Plant Store Testimonials

Wed, October 28, 2020
This fall we are debuting our online plant sale store to members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. After placing their orders and scheduling their contactless curbside pickup, they were asked to evaluate their experience. View some of the responses below!

Responding to COVID-19

Fri, October 23, 2020

Like many at UC Davis this spring, the Arboretum and Public Garden had to get creative as the university moved to suspended operations at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Take A Break With Our Mindfulness Videos

Thu, August 20, 2020
Feeling overwhelmed? Take a break and ground yourself in nature from home, with our new Mindfulness Video Series.