Blog & News Articles

Blog & News Articles

Tried and True and Lots That's New

Wed, September 20, 2017
Taylor Lewis, nursery manager for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, shares the plants he loves that will also be available at their Fall 2017 plant sales. His picks include plants for dry shade and sun, Australian natives, California natives and mangaves.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 9.11.17

Mon, September 11, 2017
Four out of the five weirs for Phase 1 of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project are complete, and the last weir should be finished by the end of September. This means we are very close to being able to return water to the channel and watch the water flow over the new weirs and through the wetland plantings.

UC Davis Hummingbird GATEway Garden

Fri, September 08, 2017
UC Davis Hummingbird GATEway Garden demonstrates how to create dedicated habitats to support hummingbirds year round, sheds light on the importance of the hummingbird population, its decline, and the work being done at UC Davis to help support them.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 7.26.17

Wed, July 26, 2017
The first weir has been built. Now it has walls, a spillway, and wetland retaining walls on the upstream and downstream sides of the weir. This series of weirs, along with the pump and underground pipe that will move water along the length of the project, are the structures that will transform the Arboretum Waterway from a flat pond to a flowing waterway.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 7.7.17

Fri, July 07, 2017
More updates on the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project: splash pad concrete poured, weir creation begins, new Learning by Leading Student Co-Coordinators

A brief history: UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve

Mon, June 19, 2017
Did you know that the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden also maintains and operates the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve (Reserve), several hundred acres along 5.5 miles of Putah Creek on the UC Davis campus? Our campus utilizes this riparian and grassland ecosystem for teaching and research purposes, wildlife and habitat protection, and community engagement. We are extremely fortunate to have the Reserve as a campus resource because, according to the State of California Wildlife Conservation Board, humans have removed, degraded, and disturbed 95% of California’s streamside habitat since the Gold Rush.

Pet-friendly gardens

Mon, June 19, 2017
How to create a pet-friendly garden with plants that enrich your pets' lives and your garden's aesthetic.

Planned Giving: A natural thing to do for the Davisons

Mon, June 19, 2017
Recently we asked volunteers and supporters Jay and Terry Davison, longtime Friends of the Arboretum and Public Garden, to share their thoughts about why they have planned a gift to the Arboretum and Public Garden in their estate.

Three birds, no stones?

Fri, June 09, 2017
How the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve scored a new road, parking lot and native plant meadow

Waterway Steward Nina Suzuki

Thu, June 08, 2017
The Arboretum Waterway is not only the centerpiece of the Arboretum; it is an essential piece of our campus’s water infrastructure. Despite its high-profile importance, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden has never had a staff member actively managing it, until now! Please welcome to our staff Waterway Steward Nina Suzuki!

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 6.6.17

Tue, June 06, 2017
Major updates about Phase 1 of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project, including a temporary dam, our new waterway steward, our successful Waterway WOW! campaign, sediment removal, bank reshaping and more!

Thank you Waterway WOW! donors

Fri, May 19, 2017
Thank you to everyone who gave to the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s Waterway WOW! campaign this spring! New donors plus many generous members, volunteers, community members, and alumni made gifts totaling over $68,000, exceeding our goal for the campaign.