With the UC Davis Dedication Program, you have the opportunity to give the gift of campus history. Commemorate a a loved one, celebrate a special event or pay tribute to a person or organization that has made a difference on campus or in the community. Your gift provides a lasting memory that improves the campus as well as the environment.
Arboretum dedications support the Arboretum’s collections and public education programs. Dedications of tiles and plaques in Nature’s Gallery and Shields Oak Grove also support the Art-Science Fusion Program. Gifts are fully tax-deductible.
For more information about dedication opportunities, or to dedication a bench, tile or plaque, please contact:
Dedication opportunities are also available on other parts of campus. For more information visit dedications.ucdavis.edu or contact:
Dedicate a Bench
Bench and plaque (6′ bench with 6″x 4″ personalized plaque): $6000
A perfect tribute for the nature lover, the UC Davis Arboretum offers a variety of bench dedication options. Select from benches already positioned in a scenic location, or choose from new bench sites available in our Acacia Grove, Mary Wattis Brown garden, Australian Collection, or Oak Grove in addition to other select areas.
Dedicate a Nature’s Gallery Court Tile
The Nature’s Gallery Court will be a stunning new entry plaza at the Arboretum’s west entrance. Gorgeous hand-crafted plant and insect tiles in the central mural plus courtyard features such as walkways, garden walls, planting beds and more are available for dedication.
Dedicate a Peter J. Shields Oak Grove Circle of Life Tile
Each of the 43 Oak Circle of Life Tiles represents one part of the life cycle of a mighty oak tree. Together they form an interlocking pattern on the south seatwall at the entry to the Oak Grove.
Dedicate a Peter J. Shields Oak Mosaic Tree Plaque
Oak Mosaic Tree Plaques are found at the base of 35 trees in the Shields Oak Grove. Each plaque is an artistic portrait of an oak, bringing alive the tree’s unique story.
Dedicate a T. Elliot Weier Redwood Grove Tile
Dedicate a tile in the majestic Redwood Grove etched with a redwood needle motif and your custom inscription. The tiles will be displayed along the south seating walls.