UC Davis Tree and Bench Dedications
Buildings and grounds UC Davis Dedications logo Dedicate a bench
Dedicate a tile
dedicate a mosaic tree plaque
dedicate an Oak Circle of Life Tile
dedicate a Redwood Grove tile
Tile Types and Donations

Leaf Tile (three lines of engraved text): $1500

Butterfly Tile (two lines of engraved text): $1000

To reserve a tile, please contact Suzanne Ullensvang
at: sullensvang@ucdavis.edu
(530)752-8324

Nature's Gallery wall

Browse Available Tiles

Thanks to the broad base of community support, Nature’s Gallery will forever be a place of beauty and education on the UC Davis campus. Much of the funding for the installation of this project came from the gifts we received for tile dedications from donors like you!

If you would like to support this project there are still a few tiles available for dedication.

Click here to see our remaining tile dedication opportunities.

To find out about other opportunities in support of this project, please contact Suzanne Ullensvang via email at sullensvang@ucdavis.edu or by telephone at (530) 752-8324.

 

Browse Nature's Gallery Court Tiles

Click on a section below to view enlarged photos of individual tiles.

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Nature's Gallery Tile Dedications

rendering of Nature's Gallery

About

The UC Davis Nature’s Gallery mural is a stunning work of art composed of over 140 colorful ceramic tiles—hand-crafted by students, staff, faculty, and community members—each depicting diverse drought-tolerant plants or insects found in the Arboretum’s Ruth Risdon Storer Garden. This unique, high-profile project showcases the talents of the artists, students, community members and educators involved in its creation, and the generosity and support of our benefactors. Before permanent installation in its home on campus in 2012, the mural was featured at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.

Location

Located at the west end of the UC Davis Arboretum between the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden and the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, the mural is a prominent focal point for an inviting tree-lined courtyard highlighting the Arboretum’s main western entrance. 

Click here to view the location on the UC Davis campus map.

Donation

Thanks to a broad base of community support, Nature’s Gallery will forever be a place of beauty and education on the UC Davis campus. Much of the funding for installation of this project came from the gifts we received for an initial round of tile dedications offered at the time of installation. Those engraved butterfly and leaf shaped tiles, each associated with one of the mural’s plant or animal tiles, are displayed on two dedication walls that flank the mural. We are now making the remaining butterfly and leaf tiles available for dedication to allow even more members of the community to create lasting memories in Nature’s Gallery.  We invite you to be part of the legacy of Nature’s Gallery by dedicating a tile or making a donation to support the project. Gifts are fully tax-deductible.

Dedicate or Donate Now

To reserve a Nature’s Gallery butterfly or leaf tile or learn about other naming opportunities in support of this project, please contact Suzanne Ullensvang via email at sullensvang@ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-8324. 

More Information

Nature's Gallery brochure coverpdf symbolClick here to download our brochure.