Inside the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, the new Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center has been buzzing with activity since its soft opening earlier this year.
This summer, we’ve turned our efforts to upgrading outdoor areas of the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. Smooth concrete now covers the major path arteries that customers use to navigate the nursery. We’ve also enhanced the smaller paths with hexpave and gravel. All of this means cleaner shoes, great traction, easier pulling of loaded carts and...plant sales rain or shine!
Learn more about Nurture the Nursery, our community campaign to grow the impact of the Arboretum Teaching Nursery! Thank you to everyone who is supporting accessibility upgrades, educational enhancements, student environmental leaders and an even greater focus on climate-ready gardening.
A small group of volunteer nursery caretakers at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery transplant up to 300 seedlings and cuttings a week. Most of the plants they propagate are offered for sale to the public at the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden seasonal plant sale fundraisers.
This fall, the doors to the Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center will open. Located within the gates of the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, the modern indoor-outdoor facility will serve as a public program space, a dynamic hub for visitor and volunteer events, and a staging area for students.
In an effort to save part of this living history, two UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden staff members are going the extra mile to propagate the boxelder, as well as many other species in Capitol Park that suffered during the recent drought.
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.
The Learning by Leading Nursery Management team works with professional Arboretum nursery and plant sales staff to gain hands-on experience working in a nursery. Internslearn methods for propagating a great variety of plants, many of which are unusual in cultivation and are encouraged to choose the plants they work with and will gain experience in a range of nursery tasks, including irrigation, pruning, re-potting, and IPM/pest control.