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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. Purchase $9 visitor permits from the vending machines (Card payment only), or pay at meters for short term parking. 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 series of three greenhouses. The Conservatory entrance is on the north end of the middle greenhouse.

Weekends, holidays, and summer evenings

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. Purchase $9 visitor permits from the vending machines, or pay at meters for short term parking. 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.