Dedications


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:

Suzanne Ullensvang
sullensvang@ucdavis.edu
530-752-8324

Dedication opportunities are also available on other parts of campus. For more information visit dedications.ucdavis.edu or contact:

Katie Stapko
kstapko@ucdavis.edu
530-752-0404

Dedication Opportunities

Dedicate a Bench

Arboretum Bench Dedication

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.

Click here for more information about bench dedications.

Dedicate a Nature’s Gallery Court Tile

Nature's Gallery Court Tile DedicationInsect Tiles (6” x 8”): $500
Plant Tiles (16″ x 21″): $1500
Courtyard Features: Prices vary

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.

Click here for more information about Nature’s Gallery Court, and to see what tiles are still available.

 

Dedicate a Peter J. Shields Oak Grove Circle of Life Tile

Shields Oak Grove Circle of Life tilesOak Circle of Life Tile (20″ diameter): $1000

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.

Click here for more information about Oak Circle of Life Tile dedications.

Click here to see a photo gallery of all of the individual Circle of Life Tiles.

 

Dedicate a Peter J. Shields Oak Mosaic Tree Plaque

Oak Mosaic Tree Plaque Oak Mosaic Tree Plaque (front face 24″ x 18″): $1500

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.

Click here for more information about the Oak Mosaic Tree Plaques and to see which plaques are still available for dedication.

 

Dedicate a T. Elliot Weier Redwood Grove Tile

T. Elliot Weier Redwood Grove Tile Dedications Redwood Grove Tiles (4″ x 4″): $750

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.

Click here for more information about the Redwood Grove tiles.

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