Blog & News Articles

Blog & News Articles

Behold the UC Davis Arboretum’s amazing Acacia collection

Fri, February 08, 2019

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden invites the community to take a guided tour through the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove and experience this collection during its amazing winter bloom on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m.; the tour leaves from Putah Creek Lodge.

Kick off the New Year in an Eco-Friendly, Colorful Way

Mon, January 14, 2019
The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s student-led Arboretum Ambassador team invite families, students, community members of all ages to their second natural tie-dye workshop Saturday, January 19, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The event is free, all you need to bring is white items you wish to tie-dye, such as t-shirts, socks, shorts, pillow-cases, etc.

New Self-Guided Tour Highlights Iconic Arboretum Oaks

Tue, January 08, 2019
Learning by Leading™ Museum Education create a new self-guided walking tour of Peter J. Shields Oak Grove that highlight twelve trees trees of international origin from this unique collection.

Annual Appeal supports Learning by Leading program

Fri, December 21, 2018
Support from Friends members and other community and foundation partners is what keeps the Learning by Leading™ program growing. Consider making a gift during the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Annual Appeal. Your gift will help us expand the Learning by Leading™ internship to impact more students next year. 

2019 Volunteer Recruitment

Wed, December 19, 2018
We are seeking new volunteers to join our gardening, plant sale support and land stewardship volunteer teams. Applications are due Friday, January 18. Space is limited. Apply now!

Fall 2018 Good Life Garden perennial plant list

Fri, October 12, 2018

Below is the list of perennials planned for the in-ground planting beds at the UC Davis Good Life Garden. Staff, volunteers and students will be helping plant this newly renovated garden throughout Fall 2018. LEARN MORE

Fall 2018 Edible Plant List

Fri, October 12, 2018
Below is a list of plants that students in our Learning by Leading™ Edible Landscaping internship will be planting in the UC Davis Good Life Garden in Fall 2018. Most of these plants will also be available at our plant sale on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Flower Flies: Beneficial Bee Mimics

Wed, October 10, 2018
Also referred to as hoverflies, flower flies are one of the lesser-known beneficial insects in the garden. Adult flower flies feed on nectar and pollen and are important pollinators just like their mimicked bee counterparts.

UC Davis Good Life Garden 2.0

Tue, October 09, 2018
Plant Lists and More

We transforming the Good Life Garden — one of our campus’s most high-profile public gardens — to a place where we can share the science and social justice issues around food, food production and food safety.

Edible Plant List (Fall 2018)

Perennial Plant List (Fall 2018)