Event Calendar

Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – May 4 @ 11:59 pm
12:00 pm
We have a tremendous vision for our Arboretum Waterway that goes well beyond the structural improvements currently underway and funded by campus. LEARN MORE Imagine the Waterway being cared for by passionate Learning by Leading students as they gain experience managing and enhancing this important and complex system, including planting the banks of the Waterway with thousands of native species.[...]
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
LIFE AFTER LAWN: Find the right plants for your sustainable landscape. Join us at our final open-to-the-public plant sale of the Spring 2017 season  and our CLEARANCE SALE! We will be featuring attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars all at discounted prices. LEARN MORE Join and save! Members of the Friends of[...]
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
1:30 pm
The Arboretum Waterway has a complex past and exciting future. Come learn about its history, how it came to be the centerpiece of the Arboretum, what that green stuff is, and the plans for renovating and transforming it over the next few years. LEARN MORE Parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at[...]
Wyatt Deck
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
5:00 pm
Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture Join Sick Spits and the Arboretum Ambassadors on the Wyatt Deck for an evening of spoken word about environmental issues and personal reflections. Talk about your relationship with the environment, favorite aspect of the Arboretum, or a passionate environmental matter. All are welcome to speak and listen. Parking is available at no charge on the[...]
Wyatt Deck
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Join us in the Arboretum for tea and let’s talk. This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors. The program is free; parking is free in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.
Wyatt Deck
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Students and community members are welcome to watch or perform at our open mic in the Arboretum! Delight in an evening of acts from talented community members while enjoying complimentary refreshments. If you would like to perform, email us at openmicnightucd@gmail.com with your name and a description of your performance to reserve a spot. Five to 10 minutes will be[...]
Wyatt Deck
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Join us in the Arboretum for tea and let’s talk. This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors. The program is free; parking is free in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.
Wyatt Deck
1:00 pm
Ever wonder what the buzz of the bee is all about? Join the Arboretum Ambassadors in a hands-on exploration of the role of bees and hummingbirds in the life cycle of plants. Bring a camera or phone to capture photos for a scavenger hunt celebrating flower diversity. Parking is free on the Garrod Drive near the Gazebo and on weekends[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
9:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to see planets, constellations, nebulas, and other celestial bodies up close? Now is your chance! Escape the gravity of homework and midterms by joining the Astronomy Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors to see the beauty the universe holds. Enjoy telescope viewing and complimentary hot drinks. Free one-hour parking can be found along Garrod Drive near the[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Join us in the Arboretum for tea and let’s talk. This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors. The program is free; parking is free in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.
Wyatt Deck
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join Wild Campus (a student organization dedicated to the conservation of local flora and fauna) in partnership with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden for our 6th annual “Wild Family Day.” Come enjoy fun games and activities for all ages, as well as educational displays and live animals! For more details, email wildcampus411@gmail.com. The event is free; parking is available at no[...]
Arboretum GATEway Garden
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum, famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of fall in the UC Davis Arboretum’s gardens and collections. This event is free. Free one-hour parking can be found along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 where visitors can park in short-term metered spots or all-day[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
7:00 pm
The UC Davis Creative Writing MA program and the Arboretum present the 6th annual student reading on Wyatt Deck. Graduating writers will read selections from their work. Parking is available in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 5 with the purchase of a $9 parking permit. Campus parking enforcement ends at 10 p.m. on weekdays.
Wyatt Deck
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum