UC Davis Arboretum

1046 Garrod Dr, Davis, CA 95616



The University of California Davis Arboretum was opened in 1936 and is placed on 100 acres along Putah Creek's former north channel. The 22,000 trees and plants suited to a Mediterranean environment with hot, dry summers and cold rainy winters are among the collections here. There are gardens that reflect various geographical regions as well as groupings or horticultural themes such as plants that attract wildlife for visitors to enjoy while visiting this gorgeous place!

UC Davis Arboretum

The Arboretum is a scenic nature preserve located along the north channel of Putah Creek. The entrance to access this beautiful spot can be found at D Street, Garrod Drive, or from several other locations in between. Visitors can explore a network of trails that range from easy strolls to steep climbs up some of the Arboretum's many hills.


The location provides options for recreation (walking and bicycling) as well as wildlife habitat for riparian species. It also houses plant collections that are valuable to research initiatives in a range of disciplines, including sustainable gardening, California native plants, plant propagation, and nursery operations, environmental education.

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is a living museum that connects people to the beauty of plants, as well as an important testing ground for new public engagement and environmental leadership approaches.

This is where they preserve world-class plant collections for scientific value and academic purposes. Additionally, their programs provide a multi-faceted approach to sharing this information with people from all walks of life while supporting UC Davis' position as an environmental leader in horticulture education.


The UC Davis Arboretum is a valuable resource for teachers and students alike, providing educational opportunities that range from classes in ornamental horticulture to geography. The database contains extensive information about the plants stored there as well as geographic data connected with them so users can search by location or other criteria.


The arboretum provides support educationally to both University of California-Davis faculty members and students through research projects involving native species, experimental gardens designed specifically around certain topics, courses offered onsite focusing on various aspects of conservation science including plant biology, and others.

As an integral part of this university's campus landscape, it also serves local communities via public events hosted at its facilities throughout each year such as nature walks open seminars highlighting current issues surrounding plant sciences, and much more.



Dixon, California is blessed with some of the area’s most interesting and historically significant attractions. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:


  • Bohart Museum of Entomology

  • Putah Creek Riparian Reserve

  • Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology

  • Cool Patch Pumpkins

  • The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

  • Berryessa Brewing Co.

  • Manetti Shrem Museum

  • UC Davis Arboretum


All of these wonderful points of interest are located just a short distance from our central location at 1150 North 1st Street in Dixon! Stop by for a visit anytime!