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Nature's Gallery Court

Dedicate a tile in Nature’s Gallery Court

Fri, April 27, 2018
Looking for a unique way to honor a graduate, pay tribute to a loved one or commemorate a special occasion? Dedicate a tile in Nature’s Gallery Court, the Arboretum’s iconic mural wall depicting flowers and insects found in our water-wise gardens. Nature’s Gallery Court is located at the west end of the Arboretum, near the Arboretum Teaching Nursery.

Tribute tiles available in the Arboretum

Thu, July 30, 2015
Become part of the many stories captured in Arboretum tribute tiles. Tiles are available in three locations: the majestic T. Elliot Weier Redwood Grove; the peaceful Peter J. Shields Oak Grove and the artistic Nature’s Gallery Court mural. Visit again and again with family and friends to stroll the Arboretum gardens and take pleasure in seeing your memories honored.

Student-built bike racks constructed near Arboretum Gazebo

Thu, April 23, 2015
It's hard to believe that no bike parking existed here before, but now — thanks to a partnership with the UC Davis College of Engineering — the area around the Arboretum Gazebo, Nature’s Gallery Court, and the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden now are complete with spaces to lock up your two-wheeled vehicles!

Nature's Gallery Court update

Thu, April 12, 2012

The last two weeks have been a flurry of activity at Nature’s Gallery Court as co-founders of the UC Davis Art-Science Fusion program Diane Ullman and Donna Billick have been able to install the Nature’s Gallery mosaic mural of 140 tiles hand-crafted by UC Davis students, staff, faculty and community members. The art is truly stunning in its new home and is sure to become a famous campus landmark.

Read more about Nature’s Gallery Court.

Nature's Gallery Court update

Tue, February 14, 2012
The outer walls of Nature’s Gallery Court were stuccoed in addition to the wall caps and base tiles being installed.

Nature's Gallery Court construction progress: decomposed granite installation next

Mon, December 19, 2011
Staff from Civil and Industrial Services will be installing the decomposed granite pathways and patio, a team lead by Ellen Zagory, Arboretum Director of Horticulture, will be planting the surrounding gardens, and the one-of-a-kind tiles, hand-crafted by community members, will be installed!

Nature’s Gallery Court construction progress: wall and benches in place

Fri, December 02, 2011

Despite the wind and the rain, construction of Nature’s Gallery Court continues to move forward. The wall is up and the benches are in! You can really see the area taking shape now!

For more information about this project and how it evolved as a result of community support click here.


Nature’s Gallery Court construction progress: footings and foundation

Fri, November 11, 2011
The addition of Nature’s Gallery Court to the west end of the Arboretum is sure to be a draw for visitors to the campus and the Arboretum; it will serve as an example of how our UC Davis community of volunteers and sponsors supported this installation with their time, creativity and donations.