Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Please consider making a generous gift to the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s annual appeal. Your donation will help sustain the Arboretum and Public Garden's plant collections, free public educational events, student environmental leadership programs and ensure that the Arboretum and Public Garden continues to help people and environments thrive.

Each year the Friends annual appeal focuses on supporting a different aspect of the Arboretum’s programs and gardens based on current needs and priorities.

If you are interested in making a year-end gift for tax purposes, gifts by check must be postmarked on or before December 31. Or make a donation by credit card anytime via UC Davis’ secure website at: Make a Gift to the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Annual Appeal. If you have additional questions about making a contribution, please contact Suzanne Ullensvang at (530) 752-8324 or

Because the Arboretum has no admission fee, it does not have access to the funding that other museums or cultural organizations utilize to support basic operations. Every year the Arboretum must raise over half of its budget. With significant state budget cuts in recent years, donor contributions to the Friends to support the Arboretum and Public Garden are more critical than ever. The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden thank you for your help to sustain this extraordinary resource.

Click to go to our online giving page

Click to download the annual appeal donation form