Irrigation Improvements

Photo of groundskeeper at work.

Many collections and demonstration gardens in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden are hand watered which requires additional labor to maintain as compared to other landscapes that are part of our campus’s computer-controlled, smart irrigation systems.

In 2017 Grounds and Landscapes Services campus irrigation team installed smart irrigation systems in the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove, Ruth Risdon Storer Garden and the Arboretum's Redbud Collection. These new systems will save valuable staff labor and water.