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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)

Top 5 Plant Sale Favorites

Fri, September 28, 2018

By Taylor Lewis, Nursery Manager

The Arboretum Teaching Nursery is brimming with thousands of amazing plants which makes it really hard to pick just five, so after much debate between Propagation Specialist Lisa Fowler and me, we happily present you with five not-to-be-missed plants that we will have available at our upcoming fall plant sales. 

Toast oaks and "Oak-tober" at beer launch

Wed, September 26, 2018
Are you an accidental gardener? Do you love oaks or maybe enjoy trying new beers? Don’t miss the “Oak-tober” celebration on Oct. 4 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Sudwerk Brewing Co. Dock Store. The event is free and a portion of all beer purchases will be donated to support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

Spice up your life, garden with herbs

Wed, September 19, 2018
The next Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden plant sale fundraiser will feature a variety of herbs in addition to thousands and thousands of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and other plants perfect for our region.

Intern Recruitment: Building Sustainable Gardens

Tue, September 18, 2018

We are now accepting applications for the Learning by Leading Sustainable Horticulture 2018-2019 Internship!

Description:

This is a hands-on, full year internship, meeting on Tuesdays from 2-5 p.m. during fall quarter, then flexible meeting times in winter and spring.