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Blog & News Articles

Student Leaders: Noreen Mabini

Tue, May 19, 2020

Thanks to her experiences working at the Arboretum and Public Garden, Noreen Mabini is well on her way to achieving her career aspirations of becoming a restoration specialist. As a co-coordinator for the Learning by Leading Waterway Stewardship team, the third-year UC Davis student oversees 10 undergraduate interns whose work includes renewing, maintaining, and restoring the Arboretum Waterway. 

Thank you to our Give Day 2020 Donors

Fri, April 24, 2020

Thank you to our donors who gave to the Arboretum and Public Garden during UC Davis Give Day, April 17-18!
We appreciate your generous support of the people, programs and landscapes that make our campus special.

Play Arboretum Bingo!

Fri, April 24, 2020
Think you know the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden? Fill out our Instagram Bingo card and maybe add some new activities to your own bucket list along the way!

May Madness: California Native Plant Showdown

Wed, April 22, 2020
Find out the results of our first California native plant showdown which we call "May Madness." It's a tournament bracket similar to March Madness (for those familiar with college basketball) but this time the public decides which California native plant wins in a social media match up!

7-year old kicks off Give Day with $5 donation!

Thu, April 16, 2020
Our donors give at every dollar amount and age range — like Declan! Declan is a 7-year old West Sacramento resident and Arboretum visitor who took his appreciation for the Arboretum to the next level.

Creating a Monarch Butterfly Study Garden

Tue, April 14, 2020
Watch the video about how our Learning by Leading CCUH SmartLawn team is helping create a Butterfly Study Garden in collaboration with the UC Davis California Center for Urban Horticulture.

To Our Community: A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky

Fri, April 10, 2020
We continue to care deeply about the health of our community and slowing the spread of COVID-19 is our highest priority. For that reason, we are asking all our visitors to follow proper social distancing guidelines if you are visiting the Arboretum and Public Garden spaces such as the Arboretum proper and the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve.

Reminding our community to do their part

Thu, April 09, 2020
It is crucial that everyone going out in public prioritizes adhering to social distancing above all else, which means skipping popular destinations, opting for more local neighborhood or less crowded areas.

Explore nature from home with iNaturalist

Thu, April 09, 2020
Download the iNaturalist app, record your encounters with insects, plants and other organisms, connect with experts who can identify the animals/plants you find, create useful data through your findings, and more!

A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community

Thu, April 02, 2020
We continue to care deeply about the health of our community and slowing the spread of COVID-19 is our highest priority. For that reason, we are asking all our visitors to follow proper social distancing guidelines if you are visiting the Arboretum and Public Garden spaces such as the Arboretum proper and the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve.

Update: La Rue Bridge replacement

Thu, March 26, 2020
The La Rue Bridge replacement project is well underway with plans to shift vehicular traffic from the current portion of the old bridge to the completed half of the new bridge in mid-April. Design and Construction Management (DCM) is on track to demolish the remaining half of the old bridge and complete the rest of new bridge by the start of Fall quarter.