We made the list! 50 most amazing university botanical gardens and arboretums in the U.S.

Photo of Ellen Zagory leading a tour at the west end of the Arboretum.

Thank you to “The Best Colleges” website for recognizing the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden in their “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.” LEARN MORE.

The article sites that the organizations listed not only beautify their campuses and communities, but also serve as environmental stewards, outdoor classrooms, and living laboratories.

Here is a little bit about what they had to say about the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden:

The seventeen gardens that make up UC Davis Arboretum are a beautiful testament to nature’s instruction. Students not only use the 100 acres of sprawling landscape for “peaceful contemplation,” but they can also use the gardens as hands-on learning facilitators in dozens of classes offered by the university. This free resource enables students to get their hands dirty while observing a living textbook or conducting meaningful ecological research. A variety of internships are offered in conjunction with the gardens as well in topics such as sustainable gardening, plant propagation and nursery operations, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The arboretum recently received a 4-out-of-4 star accreditation by the Professional Grounds Management Society for outstanding performance in the areas of environmental stewardship, economic performance, and social responsibility.

We appreciate the recognition of our gardens as well as the students and programs that support them.

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