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Redwood Trees, meandering stream and shady paths

We are from the midwest. We visited this little gem on a whim one hot and sunny (100 degrees... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
UC Davis Arboretum

Beautiful path alomg the Puthah Creek, very well taken care of, with shady areas, magnificent... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Davis, California
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“putah creek”(33 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank HappyTraveler0109
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Visit the UC Davis if you have a chance for a peaceful stroll through many different types of plants and trees. The redwood grove is a particular treat, and there are also spaces with California native plans, acacia trees and flora from Australia. Water flows...More

Thank Flascigal
Reviewed 15 April 2018

My wife and I recently met friends and walked along the waterway through the arboretum. A very pleasant place to take a stroll with a wide variety of plant life. Intersecting the campus, we took a detour through part of UC Davis along the way....More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 4 April 2018

It's located right at the edge of campus, easily accessible from the campus or Davis downtown. You can take a leisure walk through the sections of the arboretum along the water, and enjoy seeing various kinds of plants explained on placards. This is a must-see...More

Thank timfl2016
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The UC Davis Arboretum is under heavy renovations...can't wait to go back when it is finished. Nice and safe trail for a walk with family or friends!

Thank R2_Ramirez
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I was happy to see during my last visit that the five weirs in the Arboretum waterway have reduced the algae and duckweed and increased the oxygen content of the water for the fish. Construction continues on the "yellow brick road" consisting of smooth pavers...More

Thank Jonpan2014
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Lydia H
12 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.
Daniel D
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