Environmental Education

Floating nets support turtle conservation research

Hoop net traps are being placed on an intermittent basis to harmlessly sample turtles throughout the Arboretum Waterway and Putah Creek over the next few months. It's all part of active turtle research study to understand how our native turtle populations are affected by non-native turtle species in addition, scientists hope to learn how we to best support native species recovery and conservation.

Make Habitat a Habit

We are fortunate to live in California, with its wondrous diversity of flora and large natural areas that are not only places of beauty but also sources of spiritual and emotional refreshment.

2021 Holiday Giving Guide

Enjoy the Arboretum and Public Garden this holiday season by getting outside by yourself or together with family and friends, preparing for spring planting season with our many online resources, or fulfilling a new year's resolution to give back by applying to be a volunteer. All this and more can be found in our 2021 Holiday Giving Guide. 

Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden will find additional benefits, including discounts on entry to many botanic gardens and on plants at partner nurseries. Learn more and join.