Arboretum Ambassadors

Arboretum Ambassadors Go Gold

August 07, 2018
The Arboretum Ambassadors have won their fifth consecutive gold level Community Service Award from the UC Davis Community Service Resource Center for their transformative work in environmental education. 

Getting Down with Upcycling

February 02, 2017
Do you know what to do with old water or soda bottles, used cardboard & newspaper?   The Arboretum Ambassadors turned that question into an engaging sustainable craft-making workshop—Get Down with Upcycling.

This Sunday, green is the new red valentine

January 18, 2017

This Sunday, show your love for the environment and that special friend or relative, with an eco-friendly gift perfect for a green Valentine’s Day! Join UC Davis Arboretum Ambassadors, in partnership with the Aggie Reuse Store, to design do-it-yourself gifts from one-time waste.

People of all ages are invited  to “Get Down with Upcycling,” a free, open-to-the-public event this Sunday, January 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Wyatt Deck in the Arboretum or, in the event of rain, in nearby studio classroom 146 Environmental Horticulture.

Learning by Leading Program update 2015-2016

July 13, 2016
We believe that students learn best by leading.

Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, in addition to other loyal supporters, helped us provide internships to the over 80 students participating in our Learning by Leading Program over the 2015-16 school year. Here is a recap of how these students added richness to our landscapes, improved our outreach efforts, and leveraged staff resources.


2015 Pinkerton Prize winners announced

May 18, 2015
Alex Stubblefield and Kiely Doherty, two remarkable student leaders with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, are honored with this year’s Pinkerton Prize Endowment for Outstanding Student Contributions.

Arboretum Ambassadors receive gold level service award

May 13, 2015
On May 7, 2015, the UC Davis Arboretum Ambassadors won a gold level–Community Service Award from the UC Davis Community Service Resource Center and a silver level–President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama for their invaluable service.

2014 annual appeal supports free family programs

December 19, 2014
The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden support group raises funds to invest in key areas of the Arboretum and Public Garden’s work. This year, public programs for families are the focus of the Friends annual appeal.