UC Davis Arboretum

LaRue Rd. & California Ave.
Davis, CA 95616- Map It
(530) 752-4880

AAA Editor Notes

UC Davis Arboretum is off I-80 exit 71 (UC Davis), then n. to the central campus. The arboretum headquarters is on LaRue Rd.; the gardens also can be accessed from several campus locations. Within this 100-acre refuge bridges connect both sides of a creek. The collections focus on plants adapted to a Mediterranean climate and feature a garden with native California plants; one with only white flowers; a home demonstration garden; a garden with heat- and drought-resistant plants; and oak and redwood groves. There are also plants native to Australia, Mexico and South Africa. Maps are available at the headquarters building.
Free. Parking: $9 (Mon.-Fri.); free (Sat.-Sun.).
Hours: Gardens daily 24 hours. Headquarters open Mon.-Fri. 8-5. Guided tours are offered intermittently; phone ahead for hours.