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Beautiful place for a walk!

From the red wood grove to all the nicely marked flora and fauna, this is a well-kept and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mindy B
Greentown, Indiana
Great Place to get Outdoors Without Traveling Far!

We come to the Arboretum often and have for years. It is near two freeways, and parking is free on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo W
Vacaville, California
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“putah creek”(32 reviews)
This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.
448 La Rue Rd, Davis, CA 95616-5219
+1 530-752-4880
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the red wood grove to all the nicely marked flora and fauna, this is a well-kept and maintained Arboretum. We try to fit in a walk every time we go out to Davis, CA to visit our kids. Whether you want a short walk...More

Thank Mindy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to the Arboretum often and have for years. It is near two freeways, and parking is free on the week-ends. The whole Arboretum paved path system is about 3.5 miles. It is accessible by anyone mobile, and you can walk/bike/run a little bit...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place for a stroll or a run. A hidden gem. Love that they've labeled many varieties of flora along the path. We so enjoyed walking our dog here.

Thank isaNewportBeach_CA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The only thing of note here is the university and I think the best attraction is this garden. They’ve really stepped it up in the last few decades to make it more scenic and visually interesting. Great rest stop when traveling the region.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The Davis Arboretum is fabulous. A great place to walk and relax after sitting in meetings and talks. It’s beautiful and serene.

Thank skays56
Reviewed 10 July 2018

There are 10 places on a map that make up the overall UC Davis Botanical Gardens, this is not made clear on anything that I was able to research online. I parked at the address found in the search engine which was areas 1, 2,...More

Thank Josie R
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We are from the midwest. We visited this little gem on a whim one hot and sunny (100 degrees) afternoon. We had a 2 year old with us in a stroller. Not expecting too much, we thought that we would only be out for 1/2...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Beautiful path alomg the Puthah Creek, very well taken care of, with shady areas, magnificent trees, and tranquil atmoshphere

Thank lauraN417IE
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place for a walk down by the small winding stream in the big redwood trees were planted in 1942. A wonderful atmosphere just off the campus of UC Davis.

Thank Scottloves2golf
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Davis Arboretum stretches over 100 acres on either side of old Putah creek which now forms Lake Spafford on campus. The trees and shrubs are incredibly diverse from oaks and pines to a collection of acacias. Did you know that the essence from one acacia...More

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Lydia H
11 May 2018|
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Response from muirfan | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Have done so many times -- I live in Davis.
Nicole N
25 November 2017|
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Response from SMChico2 | Reviewed this property |
If course the time taken depends on the paths you take and your pace ... one can spend a half hour to three hours (if you sit multiple times to enjoy the peace). Typically, a moderate stroll would take 60 to 75 minutes.
17 December 2016|
Response from Katie H | Property representative |
Our gardens and collections are open 24/7/365. There's a nice 3.5 mile loop walk around our waterway that you can pretty much access anywhere around the Arboretum perimeter and leads you through most of our different... More