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Gruss an Aachen floribunda rose. Photo by Ellen Zagory.

 

Friday, September 2

Folk Music Jam Session

12:00–1:00 p.m., Wyatt Deck, Old Davis Road, UC Davis

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session on Friday, September 2, noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Wyatt Deck, located on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels welcome. Listeners welcome! Parking is available for $7 in Visitor Lot 5 at Old Davis Road and A Street. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.

 

Saturday, September 3

Guided Tour: Abundance and Water Conservation

10 am, Gazebo, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

Learn how to create an abundant garden while conserving water on a free guided tour of the Storer Garden, the UC Davis Arboretum’s demonstration garden of drought-tolerant flowering shrubs and perennials, with an emphasis on sustainable, low-maintenance gardening. The tour will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Arboretum Gazebo, on Garrod Drive on the UC Davis campus. There is no charge for the tour and free parking is available along Garrod Drive and in Visitor Lot 55.  For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.

 

Thursdays–Sundays, September 15–October 2

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, directed by Rob Salas

Thursdays–Sundays, 8pm and Sundays, 2pm

Tickets: $12/ students $8/ 12 and under $5

Arboretum Gazebo, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble present William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy A Midsummer’ Night’s Dream, performed outdoors at the Arboretum Gazebo. Fairies, Mechanicals, and Lovers will unite to celebrate the Arboretum and what makes Davis one-of-a-kind. The production, directed by Rob Salas, will be presented Thursdays–Sundays, September 15-October 2 at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays, September 18, September 25, and October 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Arboretum Gazebo, on Garrod Drive on the UC Davis campus. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Parking is available along Garrod Drive and in Visitor Lot 55; parking on campus is $7 on weekdays and free on weekends. To reserve tickets or for more information, e‑mail davis.shakespeare@gmail.com or visit www.shakespearedavis.com.

 

Friday, September 16

Folk Music Jam Session

12–1 p.m., Wyatt Deck

12:00–1:00 p.m., Wyatt Deck, Old Davis Road, UC Davis

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session on Friday, September 16, noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Wyatt Deck, located on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels welcome. Listeners welcome! Parking is available for $7 in Visitor Lot 5 at Old Davis Road and A Street. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.

 

Saturday, September 17

Guided Tour: Plant Faire Preview

10 a.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

Local gardeners will have an opportunity to learn about successful plants for Central Valley gardens and plan for the fall planting season during a free public tour at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Saturday, September 17. The tour will feature uncommon garden plants from California and other parts of the world chosen for their ability to thrive in the Central Valley climate. The featured plants will be available for sale at the annual Plant Faire on September 24. The tour will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, on Garrod Drive across from the Vet School on the UC Davis campus. There is no charge for the tour and free parking is available along Garrod Drive and in Visitor Lot 55.  For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.

 

Saturday, September 24

75th Anniversary Plant Faire and Sale

Member sale 9–11 a.m.
Public sale 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden, or home will want to attend the biggest and best plant sale in the Central Valley, at the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday, September 24. This year’s Plant Faire and Sale is a celebration of the Arboretum’s 75th anniversary, and will feature hundreds of varieties of great plants for Central Valley gardens, including the Arboretum All-Stars and fabulous houseplants and exotics from the Botanical Conservatory.

There will be a members-only sale from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with live music and free children’s activities, and a public sale from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Arboretum staff and volunteers will be available to provide expert advice on choosing the best plants for your garden conditions.

Anyone may join or renew at the door for early admission and a 10% member discount. New members get a free plant. The sale will take place at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, across from the School of Veterinary Medicine on the UC Davis campus. Free parking is available in Visitor Lot 55 across from the nursery. For more information, directions, and a plant list, visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu, or call (530) 752-4880.

 

Friday, September 30

Folk Music Jam Session

12:00–1:00 p.m., Wyatt Deck, Old Davis Road, UC Davis

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session on Friday, September 30, noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Wyatt Deck, located on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels welcome. Listeners welcome! Parking is available for $7 in Visitor Lot 5 at Old Davis Road and A Street. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.

 

 

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