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The Davis Arboretum

Address: Davis, CA
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Davis
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.

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Davis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The UC Davis Arboretum is a marvelous place to spend time - seeing the wonderful array of plants. No matter the season, there is always something in bloom. It's a beautiful place to enjoy a quiet walk or run, great for young children, and an educational experience to see plants from around the world. It is truly a treasure for... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I love the Arboretum. It's a great place to get a nice walk in whether the sun is out or its raining. It's a secret spot that's used by a lot of the locals. Come discover our secret!

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Davis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Exploring The Davis Arboretum is a wonderful experience. Bring some bird seed for the little ones to feed the ducks, enjoy walking it in late February and take in the beauty of the California Red Buds in full bloom. Actually any time of year it is a lovely stroll or bike ride. You can't come to the UC Davis campus... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It takes a little effort to find this oasis of green in the UCD campus. It runs the length of campus but you wil likely need to ask directions to find the entry points. It is a small creek which looks scary if you try to get too close to the water. Stay focused on the plants and you will... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a beautiful little gem almost hidden from view by the unfamiliar passer-by (non-locals). There is a sense of serenity and stillness present here away from the hussle bussle of campus and downtown. I also enjoy the myriad of plants from all over the globe that you can enjoy, either by identifying them individually with their associated name plaques,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Davis Arboretum has several different sections and many places to sit and rest/ponder nature/study. There are many informative signs and it is fairly well mantained. There are a few patches of asphalt that should be re-paved, but most of it is very walkable. There are sections for conifers, coastal redwoods, native California speces, acacias, and several other sections. Beautiful... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Davis Arboretum is a hidden gem found on the University of California, Davis campus. It is a delightful footpath to walk, a wealth of botanical wonders, and a great place to do some birding. Grab a friend or two and go enjoy some beautiful weather, plants from various countries and a energizing walk.

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm new to town so a friend suggested we walk at the arboretum. It was lovely. In addition to being quiet and scenic, many of the plants are labeled and reflect various landscapes. I plan to come back again and take notes regarding plants I like that will go well in my water-wise front and back yard landscapes to be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I spent 5 years walking these trails as a student and it is probably the prettiest and quietest place on campus.However, the arboretum gets pretty stagnant during the Summer months. I suggest going during Winter or early Spring when the flowers and trees are blooming.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You can walk to Arboretum from the Hotel. It is interesting in every season, and includes a Redwood forest.

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