Dr. Peter Raven, former director of the Missouri Botanical Garden (widely considered to be one of the top three botanical gardens in the world), is scheduled to be part of a master planning session with our UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden team on Thursday, January 19.
Mary Burke, Director of Planning and Collections at the UC Davis Arboretum, has collaborated with Dr. Raven on several projects and was able to help schedule this visit in partnership with the College of Biological Sciences (CBS). CBS has invited Dr. Raven as a speaker on major issues in biology for their prestigious Storer Lectureship seminar series.
Thanks are due to the Storer Committee and CBS for extending Dr. Raven’s stay so our team may take advantage of his unparalleled conservation and master planning skills to envision UC Davis’ new role as a campus-wide public garden, and help us consider the future of our plant collections and a sustainable, engaging, visitor-friendly campus.
More details about this visit will be coming soon!