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Planning Your Visit During COVID-19

Updated Guidelines: Visiting During COVID-19

We have all have seen how spending time in nature can be a restorative, calming experience. Your cooperation with the following guidelines will help us keep the Arboretum and Public Garden welcoming for our entire community to enjoy. 

In alignment with recent changes to California's public health guidelines (June 15, 2021), we have updated our COVID-related restrictions for our visitors.

General Visitation Information:

Our entire campus landscape is part of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. These outdoor locations are free and open to the public 24/7/365. While many of our staff continue to work in person to maintain our campus landscapes, some staff continue to work remotely. You may reach front desk staff via email or telephone (530) 752-4880. Messages will be returned within 24-48 hours.

Learn more: Visiting | Directions, Maps and Parking

Face Coverings:

If you are fully vaccinated, face coverings are no longer required. Outdoors, unvaccinated visitors are only required to wear face coverings in crowded places.

Physical Distancing:

While some may continue to feel more comfortable continuing to physically distance from one another, it is no longer a requirement in outdoor locations.