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Arboretum and Public Garden
Join the Arboretum and Public Garden’s “All Welcome on Wyatt Deck” campaign this Give Day

Help foster a new half-century of community engagement at Wyatt Deck, a gathering and education hub in the heart of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. Since the 1960s, Wyatt Deck’s expansive open deck areas and benches have served as an outdoor gathering place, a nature-based classroom, a spot for special events and simply a peaceful place to rest and enjoy nature for countless people of all ages. 

It’s time to rebuild Wyatt deck for new generations of students and visitors! Gifts to our “All Welcome on Wyatt Deck” campaign will help update the Wyatt Deck area as a vibrant, safe and accessible center for public, volunteer and student engagement. 

The university is investing significant funds this year to replace Wyatt Deck’s deteriorating wood decks with new decks in an accessible design and a new accessible paver pathway. The existing buildings and the trees will remain.  Gifts from community donors will bring the updated Wyatt Deck to life by supporting: a new orientation kiosk that will provide welcome and event information for visitors; new demonstration plantings around Wyatt Deck; and our Learning by Leading™ students to develop a slate of free public education programs at Wyatt Deck.

The renovated Wyatt Deck area will benefit thousands of people each year - multi-generational visitors, volunteers, students and members of the campus and regional community - with greater accessibility, improved visitor features and more year-round education programs focused on sustainability and the environment. 

Join other Aggies, today, in supporting the Arboretum and Public Garden’s mission to help people and environments thrive. Thank you for your gift to make Wyatt Deck welcoming for all! 

Time is running out to make an impact! Join us!
Apr 17, 2021

"When we learned we could increase our support of UC Davis through Give Day, we jumped at the opportunity. Give Day, which ends in just a few hours, gives you the opportunity to extend the positive impact of your donation, no matter its size."

-- Fred and Carolyn Redeker

Help us renovate Wyatt Deck!
Apr 16, 2021

Submit your own warm memories of Wyatt Deck here! And support our incredible new renovation project by giving today! Every gift makes a difference, no matter the size.

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Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
THANK YOU to Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew, all who gave to this challenge and all those who support UC Davis by including the university in their estates. Gifts of this magnitude often provide key funding for areas of innovation and need.
100 / 100 Gifts
Family Fellows Challenge for Parent Giving
We reached our goal of 150 gifts! Thank you to our donors for your generosity and thank you to parents Rick Adler and Nancy Haekyung Adler for your generous support of UC Davis.
150 / 150 Gifts
Tracy Storer and Marcia Kimes Challenge for the UC Davis Arboretum
THANK YOU to Tracy S. Storer, Marcia Kimes and all who gave to rebuild the Wyatt Deck, an important outdoor education and gathering space.
10 / 10 Gifts
Support the Wyatt Deck Project in the UC Davis Arboretum with Eva Hess
THANK YOU to Eva G. Hess and all who gave to support rebuilding Wyatt Deck, an important gathering and education space.
5 / 5 Gifts
Bob and Cathy Kerr Arboretum and Public Garden Challenge for Wyatt Deck
THANK YOU to Bob and Cathy Kerr and all of the generous donors that supported our Wyatt Deck revitalization project! Your support is deeply appreciated.
10 / 10 Gifts
Unger - Yackzan Family Challenge to Revitalize Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum
THANK YOU to the Unger-Yackzan Family and all of the generous donors that supported our Wyatt Deck revitalization project! Your support is deeply appreciated.
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