JOIN OUR TEAM! Groundskeeper job opportunity open at the UC Davis Arboretum

Photo of staff, students and volunteers  planting the landscape at the new UC Davis Putah Creek Lodge Parking Lot.

Staff, volunteers and students help plant a large landscaped area in the campus Health Sciences District.

We’re hiring a groundskeeper for the Arboretum. This position will provide landscape maintenance and outdoor custodial services for the Arboretum with occasional assignments located elsewhere on campus to meet emergency needs.

Learn more, DOWNLOAD the complete position summary.

TO APPLY, go to this web page then search “groundskeeper” under the “Position” field. This will bring up the listing “Groundskeeper-Arboretum.” To get to the position description and apply click “View” underneath “Groundskeeper-Arboretum.”

Monthly specials for members from Davis Ace Hardware

Davis Ace Hardware offers members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden a 10% discount on their inventory of Arboretum All-Star plants in addition to monthly discounts on a variety of beneficial gardening products. We hope you’ll be able to take advantage of these August through October 2015 specials!

LEARN MORE about becoming a member.

DOWNLOAD the member special flyer. (Adobe Acrobat required.)

Davis Ace Hardware discounts for Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

Sunset Magazine includes the UC Davis Arboretum in beautiful botanical garden tour

Image of Sunset Magazine cover.Sunset Magazine, our region’s popular “guide to living in the west,” has included the UC Davis Arboretum in the popular travel section of its website in an article entitled “15 beautiful botanical gardens: tour the West’s best blooming spaces from San Francisco to Salt Lake City.”

CHECK OUT our listing here or SEE ALL 15 here!

There’s so many people to thank for getting us to this level–donors (including our own university), Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden members, volunteers, faculty, staff, students, visitors, and more! It’s so nice to be able to receive this recognition from such a well-respected publication!


Arboretum All-Stars named “Best of the City”

Image of cover of Sactown magazine featuring Arboretum All-Stars.Sactown‘s June/July cover article features the “Best of the City” and includes our own Arboretum All-Stars as one of the magazine’s “…latest, greatest collection of people, places and things that deserve some serious hometown love.”

We think so too!

TAKE A LOOK! (Adobe Acrobat required.)



Fine Gardening feature on unusual autumn stars

Image of cover of July 2015 Fine Gardening magazine.The October 2015 issue of Fine Gardening magazine feature’s our own Director of Public Horticulture Ellen Zagory and her “Unusual Autumn Star” regional plant picks for northern California.

Learn more about her four plant picks: ‘Marina’ strawberry tree, giant sea squill, pine muhly, and shrubby hare’s ear.

DOWNLOAD the article here.



Oak grove featured in California Bountiful magazine

Image of cover of California Bountiful magazine featuring the Arboretum's oak grove.California Bountiful magazine, a publication that promotes connections between farm and city, often features towns and locations that are hidden gems.

The July/August 2015 issue features our own Peter J. Shields Oak Grove as a place visitors can stay cool during the heat of summer with a mobile-friendly, self-guided walking tour.

Check it out–scroll to the bottom of the page linked here.

Download the print article.



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