Help keep our Arboretum and Public Garden spaces open

Volunteers needed for community planting days

Volunteers needed for community planting days

Construction on the UC Davis California Native Plant GATEway Garden is nearing completion! The time has come for us to begin landscaping the area with plants that are not only native to California, but native to our local lower Putah Creek watershed. It’s a big job and we need help! If you are interested, we are recruiting for volunteers to help for a couple hours on Sunday, November 24 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


Please come prepared to plant and mulch! You will want to bring some water and wear casual clothing and shoes that you won’t mind getting a little dirty. We’ll provide the plants, the plan, and the know-how. We even have a few extra pairs of gloves, but if you have your own, bring those as well.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a green thumb, all thumb colors are welcome! Before planting begins, everyone will be educated on the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s best planting and mulching practices.

We look forward to creating this new garden with you and thank you for your help!


NOVEMBER 2  Capacity filled! Thank you!
NOVEMBER 24 Capacity filled! Thank you!


If you are not available either day, but are interested in finding out about other volunteer planting events, please register via our website. CLICK HERE.


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