UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, Davis

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The Arboretum gardens are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and there is no charge for admission. The map marker shown here indicates the location of the Arboretum Headquarters, our administrative offices, which are open M-F from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

The Arboretum occupies 100 acres along the banks of the old north channel of Putah Creek, in California's Central Valley. Our collections include 22,000 trees and plants adapted to a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The plants are arranged in a series of gardens that represent different geographic areas, plant groups, or horticultural themes.
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  • We visited the Arboretum on back to back days, strolling the pathways and admiring wildlife (ducks and turtles) and lots and lots of trees. There are redwood groves, as well as Mediterranean, South Am...  more »
  • Disclaimer: my daughter goes to college at UCD, so I'm obviously super-biased! That said, strolling along the stream pathway, especially on a hot day, and taking in the serenity is one of my top favor...  more »
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  • Beautiful arboretum with lots of interesting plants and wildlife. Parking is free on Sundays, even better if that Sunday is a day before a major holiday.
  • Long, pleasant, mostly paved walk along a creek. Many small, specialized gardens with good, educational signage.

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