News and information about how the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is working to keep the public safe while remaining open.

Volunteers get green light to come back!

Last week, during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we were thrilled to once again welcome community volunteers back to the landscapes and nursery. This comes after our Arboretum and Public Garden volunteer program was put on hiatus over a year ago due to pandemic-related campus health and safety restrictions.

Responding to COVID-19

Like many at UC Davis this spring, the Arboretum and Public Garden had to get creative as the university moved to suspended operations at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.

New Arboretum Zoom Backgrounds!

Download these new Zoom backgrounds to featuring beautiful photography from throughout the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. We also have a folder of dozens of generic UC Davis branded Zoom backgrounds for those spirited Aggies out there continuing to work hard and make the world a better place from home!

To Our Community: A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky

We continue to care deeply about the health of our community and slowing the spread of COVID-19 is our highest priority. For that reason, we are asking all our visitors to follow proper social distancing guidelines if you are visiting the Arboretum and Public Garden spaces such as the Arboretum proper and the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve.