Help keep our Arboretum and Public Garden spaces open



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!

Mon, April 26, 2021

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.

A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community

Tue, November 17, 2020
Thank you to those who have supported us by shopping our online plant sale with curbside pickup. So far, the online sale has been very successful! We are especially grateful for all who are shopping, as we lost the revenue of our entire spring plant sale season due to the pandemic.

A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community

Mon, November 02, 2020
Our staff has been busy creating our new Plant Sale online store with contactless curbside pickup at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. We are excited to thank all our Friends members by giving them first access to the new store during the fall. 

Responding to COVID-19

Fri, October 23, 2020

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.

Planning Your Visit During COVID-19

Visitation Guidelines During COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, we all have seen how spending time in nature can be a restorative, calming experience. In order to keep yourself and other visitors safe during visits, please follow the guidelines below.

Your cooperation will help us keep the Arboretum and Public Garden safe and open for the community to enjoy. We are all in this together.

To Our Community: A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky

Fri, April 10, 2020
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.

Reminding our community to do their part

Thu, April 09, 2020
It is crucial that everyone going out in public prioritizes adhering to social distancing above all else, which means skipping popular destinations, opting for more local neighborhood or less crowded areas.