YOU ARE INVITED to a FREE community festival to dedicate our newest garden, the Arboretum GATEway Garden!
DATE: Sunday, May 3
TIME: 1–3 p.m.
PLACE: Arboretum GATEway Garden MAP
The beautiful new garden at the east end of the Arboretum is a connection point between the UC Davis campus and the City of Davis, showcasing local native plants.
Come explore how the Arboretum GATEway Garden is celebrating our local heritage, strengthening community connections, and building a sustainable future.
• Try hands-on activities
• Take guided tours
• Learn how the garden was designed and constructed
• Experience how students, partners, and volunteers are making the garden a vibrant destination for community engagement
• Enjoy music, refreshments, and a brief ribbon-cutting at 1:30pm
THANK YOU to the generous funders, community partners, and many volunteers who helped make this project possible. LEARN MORE.
The Arboretum GATEway Garden is adjacent to the Davis Commons Shopping Center parking lot. We encourage you to walk or bike. Parking is available downtown or in nearby campus visitor parking lots.
Click through photos of the Arboretum GATEway Garden and its evolution below.
On Saturday, October 18, 2014 the UC Davis Arboretum Ambassadors, Bohart Museum of Entomology interns, UC Davis Entomology Club students, students from UC Davis Wild Campus, and Department of Entomology Professor Robbin Thorpe joined forces to facilitate our first annual Nature Discovery Day–an outstanding public program for all ages!
About 50 visitors learned how to capture and identify insects, discovered the hidden world of plant galls, held live walking sticks and Madagascan cockroaches from the Bohart Museum, and indulged in a variety of different arts and crafts including creating pine cone bird feeders and seed bombs!
The Putah Creek bike path that connects south Davis to the Arboretum will be closed to both bike and pedestrian traffic for three weeks starting Monday, September 22 through Sunday, October 12. During the closure bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured to the Richards Boulevard undercrossing.
The closure will allow further improvements to be made to the Putah Creek Parkway path on the east side of the bike tunnel. Detour signs will be posted. When completed, the section of the Putah Creek Parkway between the I-80 undercrossing and the railroad undercrossing will have decomposed granite paths on both sides of the concrete bike path, native grasses, improved habitat for pipevine swallowtail butterflies and other native pollinators and wildlife.