About the Garden
We seek to create inspiring demonstration gardens and engaging educational programs that will motivate home gardeners in the region to adopt more sustainable gardening practices.
Central Park Gardens features seven themed gardens with a variety of California native, wildlife attracting, drought tolerant, and edible plantings. The plantings are complemented by a growing collection of public art.
A community effort has been underway since spring of 2006 to bring new life to Central Park Gardens. What started with a handful of UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers as a simple idea to renovate the gardens in Davis Central Park has grown into an exciting community project with multiple partner groups and widespread community recognition. The gardens are managed by a steering committee of volunteers.