What is the UC Davis Arboretum?

Think of the UC Davis Arboretum as your great escape.

At UC Davis you can plan some alone time in your schedule, wandering through the cool redwoods or discovering your own special place to study in one of our shady groves and flower-filled gardens. You can also be very social in our nature preserve: Take selfies with friends and the ducks near Spafford Lake, jog with friends,  picnic, pull together student meetings, take music and art classes, join a folk jam, watch a play.

Think about signing up for a guided tour to learn more about our flora and fauna. And definitely look into an internship with the Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading Program. Here’s where you can learn leadership skills while helping to create a healthier environment and a more sustainable world. Check out these arboretum activities.