|Corner of 1st Street and E Street. In Davis Commons to the left of Borders.|
|7 days a week 8AM-8PM|
The Arboretum Terrace Garden and Lois Crowe Patio is a Mediterranean-style garden for California's Central Valley, featuring vine-covered pergolas, decorative paving, and cooling fountains. Visitors can learn about Valley-wise gardening: how to create a beautiful garden, reduce their use of water, chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and provide a refuge for birds and butterflies, using Arboretum All-Stars plants and garden techniques adapted to local growing conditions. The patio is named for Lois Crowe, an Arboretum docent with a special interest in Mediterranean garden style.
There are plenty of chairs and tables to study at. It is sandwiched between E Street and the train tracks. The Arboretum Terrace is especially busy during weekends and on days with nice weather. Kids especially like to play around the fountains.
2011-07-24 16:10:38 Previously enjoyed this spot very much, but on Saturday was grossed out by multiple condom wrappers littering the back area and a used condom stuck to one table. —VincentFox
2012-01-01 23:42:40 This place seems to be frequently closed-off since Borders disappeared, which is a shame; I used to frequent the terrace and do sketches here, 'twas one of the rather peaceful and relaxing spots in-town. —MikeFolf