Ellen Zagory

Zagory receives horticulture award

Each year the California Horticultural Society awards someone who has made a significant contribution to horticulture in California. This year, the honor went to our own Ellen Zagory, Director of Public Horticulture, for her work on developing and promoting Arboretum All-Stars.

Mix and match plantings for interest and easy care

Created by GATEways Horticulturist Ryan Deering along with our campus landscape architects, Sustainable Horticulture Learning by Leading students, talented volunteers, and accomplished Grounds and Landscape Services staff, these landscapes demonstrate the craft of designing interesting landscapes from a relatively short list of ornamental plants combined in different ways to create dramatic displays.

Life After Lawn Plant List

Fill your lawn-free front yard with selections that not only have less-than-lawn water needs, they also perform well in our region, look great, and benefit our ever important pollinators!

Where are the bees and the butterflies?

On May 11, 2015, Ellen Zagory, director of public horticulture for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, was featured along with Dr. Eric Mussen, internationally known bee expert and Extension apiculturist at UC Davis, in a radio interview on KALW in San Francisco.