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Friends History

Friends Leadership

The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. Board members play a key role in building relationships and engaging members of the regional community with the people, programs, and impact of the Arboretum and Public Garden.

In memorium: Nancy Crosby (1931–2016)

Mon, October 03, 2016
Were it not for people like Nancy Crosby taking action during periods of crisis, like in 1971, when our budget was completely cut, the Arboretum would not exist.

Mediterranean Gardens and California's Future

Sun, September 09, 1990
Interestingly, the notion of the Davis Arboretum as a truly beautiful place conflicts with the typical image of public gardens in the west. Most gardens are heavily irrigated, but the Arboretum is a dryland Mediterranean garden.