Davis Ace Hardware offers members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden a 10% discount on their inventory of Arboretum All-Star plants in addition to monthly discounts on a variety of beneficial gardening products. We hope you’ll be able to take advantage of these August through October 2015 specials!
Sunset Magazine, our region’s popular “guide to living in the west,” has included the UC Davis Arboretum in the popular travel section of its website in an article entitled “15 beautiful botanical gardens: tour the West’s best blooming spaces from San Francisco to Salt Lake City.”
There’s so many people to thank for getting us to this level–donors (including our own university), Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden members, volunteers, faculty, staff, students, visitors, and more! It’s so nice to be able to receive this recognition from such a well-respected publication!
Sactown‘s June/July cover article features the “Best of the City” and includes our own Arboretum All-Stars as one of the magazine’s “…latest, greatest collection of people, places and things that deserve some serious hometown love.”
We think so too!
The October 2015 issue of Fine Gardening magazine feature’s our own Director of Public Horticulture Ellen Zagory and her “Unusual Autumn Star” regional plant picks for northern California.
Learn more about her four plant picks: ‘Marina’ strawberry tree, giant sea squill, pine muhly, and shrubby hare’s ear.
The July/August 2015 issue features our own Peter J. Shields Oak Grove as a place visitors can stay cool during the heat of summer with a mobile-friendly, self-guided walking tour.
On March 27, 2000 a tragic boating accident on the Sea of Cortez claimed the lives of two UC Davis researchers and three visiting scientists from Kyoto University in Japan.
In 2001, a small garden and five trees commemorating the lives of these scientists were planted in an Arboretum garden near Putah Creek Lodge, but the soil’s low pH and high boron levels made it difficult for the plants to thrive.
In June 2015 the memorial was replanted with the help of staff, students, and volunteers near Mrak Hall on iconic Lake Spafford in the heart of the Arboretum. Not only is this area higher profile, its location within the Arboretum’s East Asian Collection just across the water from our Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants, is ideally situated to honor both the Japanese and UC Davis researchers. The boulder that holds the site’s naming plaque will also be relocated this fall.
- Acer macrophyllum, big leaf maple
- Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’, Japanese barberry
- Ceratostigma griffithii, Chinese plumbago
- Euonymous fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’, wintercreeper
- Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’, maidenhair tree
- Hemerocallis ‘Cranberry Baby’, dwarf red daylily
- Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’, Oregon grape
- Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’, Japanese silver grass
- Nandina ‘Harbour Dwarf’, heavenly bamboo
- Pittosporum tobira ‘Cream de Mint’, dwarf mock orange