Event Calendar

Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
So you’ve taken out your lawn and replaced it with a sustainable landscape, but now how do you maintain all these new plants? Join Taylor Lewis, Arboretum Teaching Nursery Manager, as he shares information about how to get your garden ready for Fall in the yard of a local homeowner Ria De Grassi. Tune in via our Facebook page as[...]
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Oct 1 @ 11:00 am
11:00 am
Explore an amazing variety of oaks from around the world in the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove. Learn about the life cycles of oaks and see why autumn is acorn time in the grove. The event is free; parking is available at no charge on the weekends along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55.[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
7:00 pm
Award-winning fiction writers and poets from the UC Davis creative writing program read from their work: Joshua Clover, Greg Glazner, Pam Houston, Jacinda Townsend and Joe Wenderoth. Co-sponsored by the English Department. The event is free; parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or[...]
Wyatt Deck
Oct 6 @ 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, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove 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,[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
9:00 am
Life After Lawn Attractive, low-water, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants perfect for restoring your home’s habitat including lots of California natives and Arboretum All Stars. __________________________________________ Choose from our best plant selection of the season at this sale! Open to members: 9 – 11 a.m. Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door. LEARN MORE Open to the public: 11 a.m. –[...]
Arboretum Teaching Nursery, UC Davis Campus
Oct 11 @ 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 the UC Davis Arboretum’s gardens and collections. This event is free. Visitors can find parking in Visitor Parking Lot 47 near Arboretum Headquarters with the purchase of a $9 daily pass. Members with parking benefits can request a permit at Arboretum Headquarters[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Are you wondering what’s up in the Arboretum? Join us for an informal walking tour led by the Arboretum Ambassadors. You’ll discover more about our gardens and plant collections as well as our free public programming. Whether you’re new to campus or returning, we hope you’ll join us for this tour which ends with light refreshments. The event is free;[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Join us in sampling teas from many cultures around the world. See what happens when you unplug, slow down, and savor! Co-sponsored by the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum. Everyone is welcome to this free public program. The event is free; and free parking is available in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For more[...]
UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck
7:00 pm
Dr. Jared Shaw, Professor of Organic Chemistry at UC Davis, will focus on plants and plant extracts as he discusses how we are able to design and build new molecules with interesting properties. To complement the lecture, Dr. Shaw will have samples audience members can smell and/or taste. The event is free; complimentary valet parking is available at the front[...]
University Retirement Community Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 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, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove 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,[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Life After Lawn: Shop the one of the area’s largest selections of attractive, low-water, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants perfect for restoring your home’s habitat including lots of California natives and Arboretum All Stars. Parking is free. Click here for directions.  __________________________________________ Shop the area’s largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants! Open to the public: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Become a member[...]
Arboretum Teaching Nursery, UC Davis Campus
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Join us for a variety of hands-on activities as we explore the migratory birds of the Pacific Flyway in our region. Try on a pair of model wings and imagine what flight might feel like. In addition, visit Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacific Flyway, the art installation, closeby, at the Design Museum. Co-sponsored by the Design Department and the Celia[...]
Cruess Hall Courtyard
Oct 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
12:30 pm
Come out to the Arboretum and wear your spookiest costumes! Learn more about sustainability and upcycling while enjoying a day filled with free upcycled Halloween-themed crafts and knick-knacks. We welcome all ages! The event is free; parking is free on weekends along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55. For more information and directions, please[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
Nov 3 @ 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
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Life after Lawn Shop from one of our area’s largest selections of attractive, low-water, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants perfect for restoring your home’s habitat including lots of California natives and Arboretum All Stars. Parking is free. Click here for directions.  __________________________________________ Open to the public: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Become a member and save! Call ahead or join at the door! All[...]
Arboretum Teaching Nursery, UC Davis Campus
Nov 8 @ 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 the UC Davis Arboretum’s gardens and collections. This event is free. Visitors can find parking in Visitor Parking Lot 47 near Arboretum Headquarters with the purchase of a $9 daily pass. Members with parking benefits can request a permit at Arboretum Headquarters[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
Nov 17 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Want to learn how to dye fabric sustainably? Bring one white item you want to tie-dye: t-shirt, socks, shorts, pillow-case, you name it! The Arboretum Ambassadors will help you tie-dye and explain how to make the plant- and food-based, eco-friendly dyes. The event is free; and free parking is available in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum[...]
UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 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 the UC Davis Arboretum’s gardens and collections. This event is free. Visitors can find parking in Visitor Parking Lot 47 near Arboretum Headquarters with the purchase of a $9 daily pass. Members with parking benefits can request a permit at Arboretum Headquarters[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
Dec 15 @ 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, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove 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,[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum