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UC Davis GATEway Garden

UC Davis GATEway Gardens

The UC Davis GATEways Project (Gardens, Arts, and The Environment) is a master planning framework for the Arboretum and Public Garden that envisions the campus landscape as a portal into the campus, to welcome visitors and showcase the creative work and spirit of inquiry at UC Davis. These gardens were created in collaboration with campus and community partners and feature multi-layered learning experiences that inform visitors about the important ideas and complex issues UC Davis scientists and scholars are tackling.


Landscape Lab GATEway Garden

Landscape Lab GATEway Garden

The Landscape Lab GATEway Garden, located in the Hunt Hall courtyard, serves as a living laboratory for landscape architecture students. Every fall, students design and build a new feature for the courtyard. In the past students have created covered bike parking, a storm water catchment and rain garden, a deck and benches made from campus-grown redwood trees, and, most recently, a pergola. The plan is for future students to build upon and further improve these projects in the months and years ahead.

Hummingbird GATEway Garden

Hummingbird GATEway Garden

Hummingbirds are not only beautiful, unique birds, they are also important pollinators.

UC Davis Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center

The UC Davis Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center — a place where students, faculty, and staff can test new horticultural tools and demonstrate best practices for growing fruits and vegetables, particularly those helpful to small-scale farmers in developing countries.

Nature’s Gallery Court

The UC Davis Nature’s Gallery mural is a stunning work of art composed of over 140 colorful ceramic tiles—hand-crafted by students, staff, faculty, and community members—each depicting diverse drought-tolerant plants or insects found in the Arboretum’s Ruth Risdon Storer Garden.