How long is the UC Davis Arboretum?

3.5 miles
The Arboretum contains 3.5 miles (5.6 km) paved path loop for pedestrians, joggers, and cyclists.

Is UC Davis Arboretum open to public?

There is no charge to visit the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden; our gardens, natural areas and landscapes are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Where do you park for the Davis Arboretum?

Parking is available at Visitor Parking Lot 5, straight ahead from the stop sign at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Wyatt Deck is located at the west end of the Redwood Grove, across Arboretum Drive from the Wyatt Pavilion Theater.

Are dogs allowed at UC Davis Arboretum?

Yes, but dogs must remain on leash at all times, and must remain in areas open to dogs.

How long is the Arboretum?

Check out this 3.6-mile loop trail near Davis, California. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 17 min to complete.

When was the UC Davis Arboretum built?

The UC Davis Arboretum was founded in 1936 to support teaching and research at the University of California. The Arboretum occupies 100 acres along the banks of the old north channel of Putah Creek, in California’s Central Valley.

What is the difference between a botanical garden and an arboretum?

The botanical garden was a place to raise, maintain, and display numerous plant species. Many scientists used botanical gardens to study the relationships between plants. A botanical garden with a heavy proportion of woody plants and trees is called an arboretum.

Do you have to pay to get into the arboretum?

Arboretum members free; reservations not required. For questions about garden daytime tickets or you wish to purchase group tickets, please email [email protected]

Is there free parking at UC Davis?

Parking remains free on the weekends and holidays. and daily parking ($10/day) on weekdays. Parking may be purchased through the ParkMobile app or website. (Previously, visitors only had the option of purchasing the $10 daily permit on weekdays.)

What time is parking free at UC Davis?

When parking on UC Davis campus, you fall under the jurisdiction of TAPS and are subject to their own set of rules. In general, you can park anywhere on campus without a permit after 10 pm during the school year (5 pm during the summer), with exceptions to spaces reserved for the chancellor, etc.

Can you smoke in the Arboretum?

Please respect that the Arboretum is a tobacco-free environment. Recreational equipment such as bicycles, skateboards, scooters, barbeques, radios, instruments, lawn chairs and coolers are not permitted.

Can you fish at UC Davis Arboretum?

A majority of the Putah Creek Riparain Reserve lands on the main campus are open to the public for passive recreation activities, such as fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking.

Is there parking at the arboretum and public garden?

While the Arboretum and Public Garden does not operate its own parking lots, campus parking is available in visitor lots for hourly (1, 3, 5 hours: $1.50/hr.) and daily parking ($10/day) on weekdays, and free on weekends and holidays. Parking may be purchased through the ParkMobile app or website.

Is the arboretum wheelchair accessible?

The west end of the Arboretum and the Arboretum Terrace Garden (limited hours) at the east end of the Arboretum are level and most easily accessible to wheelchairs and people with limited mobility. Disability accommodations for programs will be provided with advanced notice.

Where can I find picnics in the arboretum?

Picnic tables are located in the Arboretum Terrace Garden and in the Redwood Grove. The lawns at the west end near Peter J. Shields Grove are perfect for informal games and picnics.