Southwest U.S. and Mexican Collection
Southwest U.S. and Mexican Collection Exhibit
Students, faculty and volunteer community members develop the content for every permanent exhibit in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden using an in-depth interpretive signage creation process.
The Southwest U.S.A. and Mexican Collection includes trees, shrubs, and perennials adapted to heat and low rainfall. Many of these plants flower in summer, since they evolved with summer rains. The Montezuma bald cypress was grown from seed from the largest specimen in Mexico.