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Directions to UC Davis

Interstate 80 from the San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento:

Take Highway 113 North
Take the first exit: Hutchison Drive
Travel east (veer right) on Hutchison toward campus.

Highway 113 from Woodland:

Take the Hutchison Drive exit
Travel east (turn left) on Hutchison toward campus.

Parking Directions and costs

Weekdays and evenings

Pass through the intersection at La Rue and Hutchison and turn left at the next intersection (Dairy Road) to enter the West Entry Parking Structure. The campus now uses the Park Mobile App and kiosks for short term parking, See the UC Davis TAPS page for mor info. Visitor parking permits are valid only on parking levels 3 and above (confirm wih signs). After parking, proceed to the northeast corner of the structure. Follow Klieber Hall Drive north past the fire and police stations until you reach the three greenhouses. The Conservatory entrance is on the north end (away from road) of the middle greenhouse.

Weekends, holidays, and summer evenings

WEEKEND PARKING IS FREE IN MOST LOTS. Traveling east on Hutchison, pass through the intersection at La Rue; turn left at the first stop sign (Kleiber Hall Drive); the road curves to the right after the police/fire station, and ends in parking lots 26 and 27. From June 15 through September 15 (during the summer period) parking is free after 5pm, in campus lots.

Alternative parking

Turn left (north) from Hutchison onto La Rue. Take the first right (east) at the upcoming light into parking lot 25. The campus now uses the Park Mobile App and kiosks for short term parking, See the UC Davis TAPS page for mor info. After parking, proceed to the southeast corner of the lot and take the small paved path that runs along the south side of the eucalyptus grove and between two buildings. The Conservatory headhouse will be directly in front of you when you reach the end of the path.

Questions? Lost?

Call the Conservatory headhouse at 530-752-0569.


Founded in 1959, the 3,600 square-foot Botanical Conservatory complex north of Storer Hall serves the University and public communities as an educational facility, research resource and genetic diversity preserve. It houses over 3,000 plant species in more than 150 families, including examples from most of the world's climatic regions.