The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden spans its campus’s 5300-plus acres and includes the historic Arboretum – a 100-plus acre campus and regional amenity comprised of demonstration gardens and scientific collections as well as the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve – a rare stream and grassland ecosystem managed for teaching, research, wildlife and habitat protection.
Our purpose is to inspire human potential to help people and environments thrive.
We steward our campus grounds as a resource for encouraging our students and community members to become environmental leaders, for the public to learn about climate change and the importance of regionally appropriate landscaping, for visitors to informally explore the academic richness of UC Davis, and so much more!
By utilizing unique skills that combine large-scale, sustainable landscape maintenance practices, comprehensive horticultural knowledge and over 80 years of public engagement experience, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden team is transforming its campus grounds into an outdoor museum and living laboratory in support of the university’s extensive academic expertise.
There is no charge to visit the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden; our gardens, natural areas and landscapes are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We welcome families and visitors of all ages. Learn more by dropping by the our headquarters; the office is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m.