Did you know that UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden members are eligible to receive monthly discounts at Davis Ace Hardware? It’s one of our member benefits! (LEARN MORE about how to become a member, the benefits we offer, and how the funds support our programs.)
In addition to discounts on their inventory of Arboretum All-Stars, here’s a list of specials we hope our members are able to take advantage of each month from now through June. Just remind the cashier of your discount by showing your UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden membership card before checking out.
|EB STONE SEED STARTER MIX 12 QT $4.88
A light weight potting mix blended for starting all types of seeds and for root cutting.
10% OFF- Botanical Interest Flower - Vegetable and Herbs Seeds
|3 cu HAPPY FROG SOIL CONDITIONER
Hand crafted in Humboldt County
|ACE FIBERGLASS HANDLE FORK SPADE $26.88
|SUNSET WESTERN GARDEN BOOK $24.99|
|FELCO PRUNING SHEARS 15% OFF|
|“YOUR CHOICE” $5.88
- EB STONE 4LB ORGANIC TOMATO/VEGETABLE FERTILIZER
- CITRUS FERTLIZER
- 5LB PH ADJUSTER PLUS
|EDNA’S BEST POTTING SOIL 1.5 CU FT $6.88
Contains Mycorrhizol Fungi which are benifical organisms that colonize the roots of most plants and become a natural extension of the root system.
|SUNCAST 6.5 CU FT TUMBLING COMPOSTER $89.99
- Tumbling function makes compost in 3-4 weeks
- Galvanized steel stand
- Durable resin construction
- Made in the U.S.A.
|RED WIGGLER COMPOST WORMS 300+ $12.88|
|WALLAROO HAT COMPANY QUALITY GARDEN HATS FOR MEN AND WOMEN 15% OFF|
|LILLY MILLER 20 LB BAG LAWN AND GARDEN FOOD
- Covers up to 4000 sq ft
- Concentrated fast acting ingredients
- A traditional multi-purpose fertilizer used by farmers and gardeners
Today, January 9, 2015, a team from UC Davis Civil and Industrial Services, led by Matt Hayes, operations engineer, removed the old Arboretum boat dock. It’s been hanging on for quite some time, but uneven, shaky footing combined with rotting wood and a weak attachment to land made the dock too unsafe for our visitors.
“It was an interesting experience floating the dock down the waterway then forklifting it out of the water all the time hoping it didn’t come apart,” said Cliff Contreras, director of transportation, airport, and parking services and civil and industrial services for UC Davis.
Will it be replaced? The answer right now is no, however, we’re currently working on re-imagining the entire Arboretum waterway and hope to include places, like this one, where visitors can get closer to nature.
The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden support group raises funds to invest in key areas of the Arboretum and Public Garden’s work. This year, public programs for families are the focus of the Friends annual appeal.
The Arboretum and Public Garden’s events calendar is filled with free family programs that connect children and adults with the environment and showcase the work of UC Davis students and scientists. These inviting, interactive, and educational programs for the public are created by student leaders, such as the Arboretum Ambassadors, working in partnership with the Arboretum and Public Garden’s education staff.
Heghnar Watenpaugh, who attends programs frequently with her husband and children, says,
The Arboretum Ambassadors put on wonderful programs for families. Through their programs, we’ve learned to appreciate different aspects of the environment—from majestic oaks to tiny native bees. These programs teach our kids that nature is interesting and fun, but also that we have the responsibility to care for nature, and that every creature and plant plays a role—not just the cute ones.
Help make an impact—one family at a time. Please consider a gift to the Friends annual appeal.
Please consider a gift to support free family programs in the Arboretum and other GATEway Gardens across the UC Davis campus. Thank you.
Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum
c/o UC Davis Arboretum
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616