Event Calendar

Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Love art and the Arboretum? Ever wonder about the botany of cocoa? Come sip some hot cocoa with the Arboretum Ambassadors and participate in sustainable, creative crafts including leaf pressing, face painting, watercolor painting, and more. We’ll explore the botany of cocoa as we savor! The event is free; parking is available at no charge on the weekends in Visitor[...]
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
Feb 9 @ 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
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
We are redefining Valentine’s Day not only as a day for expressing your love for others, but also for yourself. Come join us to plant your self-love in the Arboretum by making nature-themed cards, water-coloring, and creating a self-appreciation tree! The event is free; parking is available in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For more[...]
Lake Spafford
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of winter in the UC Davis Arboretum’s gardens and collections. These events are free. Parking on Wednesday, February 14 can be found along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 in metered spots or by[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Go behind the scenes to explore and engage with scientists and students as you learn about the diversity of life right here on campus from 12 different university museums at this popular, all-ages open house event. Make the Arboretum one of your stops anytime between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but be sure to take in the other 11 participating[...]
Good Life Garden
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Don’t miss the spectacular late winter display of yellow blossoms in the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove! Join us for a guided tour featuring over 50 different acacias from around the world. The event is free; parking is free on weekends in Putah Creek Lodge Visitor Parking Lot off Garrod Drive. Click here for a map of the location. For[...]
Putah Creek Lodge
1:00 pm
Learn how to make and play an elderberry flute with East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores who will talk about the craft and culture of Native Californian flute making as well as the endangered elderberry beetle. All materials will be supplied. Please bring a sharpened pocket knife if you have one. Adults will need to supervise their young children.[...]
146 Environmental Horticulture
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
The Indian Graduate Student Association, in collaboration with the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, present “Rang Barsey”—a celebration of Holi.  Have a fun-filled time in this magnificent celebration of joy and love with colors, water, and lots of Indian food at the Arboretum Gazebo. Stay tuned for updates including ticket prices. Parking on weekends is available[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
There will be plant-y of things to do at the Botanic Fanatic! Come join us to learn about unusual edible plants and how make plant-based essential oils, potpourri, and dyes. The event is free; parking is available in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
2:00 pm
Take a guided tour to explore succulents, perennials and more in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, one of our popular low-water demonstration gardens. Parking on weekends is available at no charge along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.
Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus
Mar 9 @ 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
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Our first spring sale is for MEMBERS ONLY. Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases and at this sale members receive a $10 off member appreciation gift; new members receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! For more[...]
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
12:00 pm
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of winter in the UC Davis Arboretum’s gardens and collections. These events are free. Parking on Wednesday, March 14 can be found in Visitor Parking Lot 47 with the purchase of a $9 daily pass. For more information and directions, please[...]
Arboretum Gazebo
Mar 23 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
LIFE AFTER LAWN: Find the right plants for your sustainable landscape. Join us at our first open-to-the-public plant sale of the Spring 2018 season where we will be featuring attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars. LEARN MORE Join and save! Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public[...]
Arboretum Teaching Nursery
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 public plant sale season where we will be featuring attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars. LEARN MORE Join and save! Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden save 10% off their[...]
Arboretum Teaching Nursery
May 12 @ 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 2018 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[...]
Arboretum Teaching Nursery