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UC Davis Arboretum

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Address: 448 LaRue Road, 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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Great walking path

Don't miss this little gem on the U.C. campus. Lots of interesting plants, trees, and wildlife. There is a beautiful mosaic along the pathway! It can be a little sketchy at night... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lyons, Colorado
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Lyons, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss this little gem on the U.C. campus. Lots of interesting plants, trees, and wildlife. There is a beautiful mosaic along the pathway! It can be a little sketchy at night though, so best to go during the day.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love natural displays that also have signs describing the plantings and their relationship to the local environment. The Davis arboretum does a nice job of placing just enough but not too many descriptive signs. Well worth the visit.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're tired of dashing across the crosswalks while the rude Davis drivers try taking you out, or driving through intersections where the other drivers drive right through out-of-turn, try the arboretum. They may try to kill you on the way to or the way back from this place, but while you're here you can relax, let your guard down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place in Davis besides the Farmers Market to take family or friends for a leisurely walk. There are interesting plants, turtles, ducks and others critters along the winding creek. Only downside is the stagnent water.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arboretum is a very peaceful place to walk, run, picnic at all times of the year! I would highly recommend everyone to experience this place.

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California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stroll, picnic, relax, paint, jog, bicycle, or study the plants. You will find the UC Davis Arboretum lovely.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to wander through at various times of the year. If you want to see a specific plant, go to the Arboretum home page and click on Plant Collections. You can search for plants there, by common or scientific name. There's a link to Collection Maps, where you can download maps of individual gardens as pdf files. The maps... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The UC Davis Arboretum stretches for over a mile. There is a demonstration Mediterranean Garden (The Terrace Garden) just east of Whole Foods Market. You can enter on the north side of the garden just east of Whole Foods. I suggest you save this stop for lunch or snack time as there are tables where you can sit and enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arboretum is so well done. Very quiet and pretty place to take a walk or ride a bike. Nice place to sit back and take in local fauna and flora!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This long, linear arboretum that runs along both sides of Putah Creek, is absolutely a fantastic gem in UC Davis' crown. On each side of the creek runs pathways that wind in and out of trees and shrubs that have been brought from all over (thus causing allergic reactions at almost anytime of the year - none of which both... More 

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