Sustainable Demonstration Garden

Sustainable Demonstration Gardens

All of the gardens and landscapes in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden are environmentally responsible. The demonstration gardens listed below were designed to serve as inspiration for those interested in learning about and creating their own sustainable landscapes. We offer many of the plants featured in these gardens at our seasonal plant sales. In addition, these gardens feature interpretive signage and plant markers to further educate our community.


Ruth Risdon Storer Garden

The Ruth Risdon Storer Garden is a Valley-wise garden, featuring flowering perennials and small shrubs that are especially well suited to Central Valley gardens, including many Arboretum All-Stars, our recommended plants for Valley-wise gardens.

Arboretum Teaching Nursery

The Arboretum Teaching Nursery is a horticultural hub where teams of staff, students, and volunteers grow plants for the Arboretum collections and for plant sales.