Central Park Gardens is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the flowers, share a picnic with a friend, or gather ideas and inspiration to take home.
Established in Davis’ award-winning Central Park in the early 1990s, the gardens are currently maintained by a volunteer-led nonprofit organization in partnership with the City of Davis. Our volunteers strive to create beautiful demonstration gardens and engaging educational programs that will motivate local gardeners to adopt more sustainable gardening practices.
Central Park Gardens features a series of 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 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 recognition. The gardens are managed by a volunteer board of directors.