Sustainable Horticulture

Top 5 Plant Sale Favorites

September 28, 2018

By Taylor Lewis, Nursery Manager

The Arboretum Teaching Nursery is brimming with thousands of amazing plants which makes it really hard to pick just five, so after much debate between Propagation Specialist Lisa Fowler and me, we happily present you with five not-to-be-missed plants that we will have available at our upcoming fall plant sales. 

Intern Recruitment: Building Sustainable Gardens

September 18, 2018

We are now accepting applications for the Learning by Leading Sustainable Horticulture 2018-2019 Internship!

Description:

This is a hands-on, full year internship, meeting on Tuesdays from 2-5 p.m. during fall quarter, then flexible meeting times in winter and spring.

Consider a 2017 year-end gift to support our Learning by Leading program

December 21, 2017
Your support for the Learning by Leading program helps us develop the environmental stewards of tomorrow. Also, ten percent of your gift to the Arboretum and Public Garden Annual Fund goes to the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Endowment which provides long-term support for our free, all-ages environmental education programs.

Arboretum Interns Support Native American Traditions, Restoration

October 19, 2017
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery personnel hosted a group of high school students participating in the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) Youth Leadership Summit. These students, with connections to Native American tribes in California, Nevada, Hawaii and New Mexico, learned how to grow culturally important plants for a large-scale environmental restoration project on Maidu land in Plumas County.

Larval Host Plants for Butterflies

September 29, 2017
When creating gardens to attract butterflies, expand your palette beyond plants that only provide nectar for mature butterflies. There’s another type of plant, called larval host plants, that any well-rounded butterfly garden needs.

Student Testimonial: Kathy Guertze

December 16, 2016
A testimonial from Kathy Guertze, a Learning by Leading coordinator for the Sustainable Horticulture team.

Library lawn conversion project

May 09, 2016
The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Learning by Leading Sustainable Horticulture Student Interns convert lawns to sustainable landscapes.

Life After Lawn Plant List

March 31, 2016
Fill your lawn-free front yard with selections that not only have less-than-lawn water needs, they also perform well in our region, look great, and benefit our ever important pollinators!

(Almost) 50 Greens for Shade

March 13, 2015
Here is a list of almost 50 plants–actually it’s 33–that Stacey Parker, horticulturist with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, has included in her  shady “new front yard” to date.