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UC Davis Arboretum

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Address: Davis, CA 95616
Phone Number: (530) 752-4880
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This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.

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Oasis in the Central Valley

The arboretum is large, and the plant collections and access paths are getting alot of upgrades after being ignored for several decades. This is a remedy to long drives on I-80... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Davis, California
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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The arboretum is large, and the plant collections and access paths are getting alot of upgrades after being ignored for several decades. This is a remedy to long drives on I-80, or the busy streets of downtown Davis - easy connections along the entire length with UC Davis Campus, and places to spend time such as the Redwood Grove or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even though the weather was a bit chilly, we headed out to the Arboretum. It was on the weekend, so there classes were not in session. There were people walking, biking, playing frisbee, hanging out enjoying the warmth of the sun on benches. Truly a beautiful day. They have all types of plants and trees. They have the names of... More 

Thank Dee08Florida
Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Living in Davis, it's sometimes easy to take te UCD amenities for granted, yet if you remember them, especially the UC Davis Arboretum, it can seem like going on a wonderful day trip out of town without leaving town. The Arboretum is the place to enjoy all the beauty Davis offers, in beautiful garden plantings, Putah Creek running through, and... More 

Thank Kathleen G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A refreshing place indeed!! If you want peace and relax this is the place. Full of greenery. There are redwood trees, a section of native plants from Australia and New Zealand, many native North and South American species as well as Asiatic. Lot of information available on the placards placed in all sections. A trail loop of around 3 miles.... More 

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Woodland, California, USA
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stroll and admire the plants, ducks, turtles and sometimes a river otter! Best in spring and fall!

Thank NetNettie
Sacramento, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great place for nature lovers, peace-and-quiet seekers, or those that just want to take a nice walk. In the spring there are usually ducklings in the creek, which I love. In spring and summer, you can usually catch turtle sunning themselves on the edges of the creek. There's also plenty of shade in the warmer months.

Thank SlickVicTravels
sacramento, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is a long time project from around the 1930s till today with trees and plants from around California and the world. There are plaques describing the various plants. The water is somewhat stagnant, prone to excessive algae. They have some airation, but it's not enough. The right solution would be a pump and large tube that takes water from... More 

Thank comarow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I visited this peaceful place many times during my visit in Davis in April 2012. My daughter studied law at UC for 4 months, which was the main purpose of my visit. It was such a beautiful season with the flora in full bloom. We had our daily walk here, and we also loved to stroll around The Native American... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Nice paths, beautiful walk. Even though it was a little cool when I was there, it was still a lovely place to explore.

Thank Katherine C
Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The UC Davis Arboretum is an excellent place to visit all seasons of the year. It creates the southern border of the campus. Beautiful in the spring.

Thank CurtRobinson

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