Arboretum Teaching Nursery

Nursery Caretakers

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.

Nursery Under Construction

Thanks to a generous estate gift honoring Elizabeth Mary Wolf, we are building an environmental learning center inside the Teaching Nursery to further increase public engagement and empower our student environmental leaders.

Taylor’s Pollinator-Friendly Picks

The Arboretum Teaching Nursery is here for you at the turn of the year to bring you another edition of “Tried and True and something New.” Find some perennial favorites that are sure to brighten up your garden as the weather warms.

Spice up your life, garden with herbs

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.

UC Davis Hummingbird GATEway Garden

UC Davis Hummingbird GATEway Garden demonstrates how to create dedicated habitats to support hummingbirds year round, sheds light on the importance of the hummingbird population, its decline, and the work being done at UC Davis to help support them.