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Arboretum All-Stars

The Central Valley garden in winter

In California’s Central Valley, the onset of winter’s cool, wet weather marks the beginning of the growing season for California native and Mediterranean climate plants. Comparable to early spring in colder, continental climates, this is the season when root growth begins and summer drought-adapted plants emerge from dormancy, leafing out and, in some cases, bursting into bloom.

Drought Resources

Drought Resources 

This page contains links to multiple resources that can help with your effort to save water, create your own low-water landscape and more!

Sustainable Gardening Toolkit

Sustainable Gardening Toolkit

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is committed to practicing, promoting and teaching about sustainable horticulture.

Zagory receives horticulture award

Each year the California Horticultural Society awards someone who has made a significant contribution to horticulture in California. This year, the honor went to our own Ellen Zagory, Director of Public Horticulture, for her work on developing and promoting Arboretum All-Stars.