Davis Campus of the University of California, Davis

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The University of California, Davis Arboretum is an approximately 100acre arboretum along the banks of the old north channel of Putah Creek on the south side of the University of California, Davis campus in Davis, California, in the United States.The arboretum was founded in 1936. It is free to visit and the gardens are open 24 hours a day every day of the year; visitor parking is free Saturdays and Sundays and $9 per car every other day. The Arboretum contains 3.5 miles paved path loop for pedestrians, joggers, and cyclists. The collection includes some "22,000 trees and plants adapted to a Mediterranean climate." The collection may be searched through the Arbortetum's online database, which includes detailed information about the plants and geographic information system data linked to plant records. The Arboretum is an important source of information on horticulture in California's Central Valley.The arboretum is used for research both by UC Davis faculty and students and by others. The arboretum also supports teaching at UC Davis, with courses in many different disciplines using the arboretum each year.
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  • It has horses and cows, a small stream and a lake and literally dozen of miles in bike pathways. green open areas abound everywhere.  more »
  • I've been in many towns and areas where bike share programs are used to get around but I've never seen more bikes on any one street in my life. This is a wonderful program to allow anyone to cruise th...  more »
  • A walk around campus is like no other! There are many more bikes than cars and lots of bike trails and supports even roundabouts just for bikes and a bike repair and rental shop. Trails meander throug...  more »
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  • The water comes right up to the top edge and the life guards are really chill. You can bring in food and there is a nice little island in the one of the four sections of pool. TOP NOTCH.
  • Great place with amazing environmentally friendly dispositions; animals, water ways, grape fields, old and new architectures, parks. Truly a great learning environment to be.
  • 27 years ago I was a 6' tall kid that didn't row. (Not sure what my height or rowing has to do with anything but people seem to post that). Great campus that has continued to grow and modernize. Good support from Alum and community. Too much emphasis on research and development instead of teaching. I would have liked to see the focus for the professors shift away from research and towards teaching. The TA's should be just that, assistants. I have to say though that I have a great life with a wonderful family. UC Davis is a.big part of the reason for my life today. Wonderful friends were made there and of course a love for wine began at the home of the Aggies. Over the years since I have worked for, owned, and run several businesses providing the income for many families which has also been a product of UC Davis. I'm very proud to have attended school at Davis, proud to be the husband of a Cal Poly SLO grad, and proud parent of two great kids one of which starts at Boise State in August, and the other who has a 4.3 loves soccer and hopes to attend Cal Poly or Davis in the footsteps of his parents!
  • This is a great school if you want to have a degree known for pepper spraying student in the face.Also if you want a school full of trump suprimists supporters destroying mosque and writing racist things all over campus uc davis is the college for you. I have never seen a college other than this one that make it nearly impossible to get a good grade since I came here I have not gotten one single good grade other than a summer course I took at uc berkeley which go to show you something choosing this school as a transfer was the worst decision of my life. My ucla acceptance ended up being rescinded because of this horrible school called uc davis all because my ta showed no remorse in giving me a F.
  • Super cool campus! It's has a bunch of trees and also feels modern and new! It seems they have been doing a lot of construction lately so it will look even better in the near future! Great School.

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