Nature Rx at Home

Nature Rx at Home

Take advantage of the mental health and well-being effects of nature right outside your door with these inspirational Nature Rx resources you can take advantage of at home.

Tree Resources

Get inspired about all that trees do for our communities and how we can return the favor. We invite you to witness and take part in the stewardship of our community's urban forest. Join us in taking a proactive approach to managing our canopy while it matures in a changing climate. Use these resources to learn and how you can contribute, one tree at a time!

Gardening for Pollinators

Why garden for pollinators? Nearly all ecosystems on earth depend on the pollination of flowering plants for survival. Gain gardening tips and learn more about attracting all types of pollinators to your outdoor spaces.

Sustainable Gardening Toolkit

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is committed to practicing, promoting and teaching about sustainable horticulture. Learn about more environmentally friendly alternatives that reduce the use of water, energy, and chemical inputs and support native pollinators, birds, and beneficial insects.

Arboretum All-Stars

Our horticultural staff garden with many species of plants and, over the years, have gained unique insights into which plants work well in our area, even under difficult conditions. After narrowing down their favorites to a list, testing them in the Arboretum as well as field trials throughout the state, they picked these 100, hence the name, “Arboretum All-Stars.”

Planting Plans

Need inspiration? Try utilizing a wildlife-attracting, low-maintenance or California native planting plan in your home landscape.

Life After Lawn

The drought was an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of low-water landscapes – not just because they save water, but because many of the low-water plant options that perform well in our climate, are also the plants that support our local ecosystem.

Plant Sales

Shop our one-acre nursery and take home an incredible selection of attractive, low-water plants perfect for our region.

Stacey Parker's Lawn Removal

UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden GATEways Horticulturist Stacey Parker is removing her lawn. Follow along with her as she moves from a high-water use lawn to a low-water shade garden.