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Lake Spafford

Detours Lead to Exciting Upgrades

Mon, December 09, 2019
The Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants on the south side of Lake Spafford will be temporarily closed this winter for a major path upgrade. If all goes as planned, the garden will open again in the late spring or early summer.

Planting Self-Love

We are redefining Valentine’s Day not only as a day for expressing your love for others, but also for yourself. Come join us to plant your self-love in the Arboretum by making nature-themed cards, water-coloring, and creating a self-appreciation tree!

Students design sustainable birdhouses

Fri, December 06, 2013
As the result of a collaboration between the UC Davis Arboretum  and Public Garden and the UC Davis Department of Design, the arboretum and other parts of the Davis campus will become student galleries for Ann Savageau’s “Sustainable Design” class.