Plant lovers take note -- Central Park Gardens of Davis is starting Seasonal Theme Tours at the gardens on Sunday afternoons. The first tour will be Sunday, September 9, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The tour is free, but a reservation is required and can be made at centralparkgardens.org. Space is limited.
What to expect -- This first tour will emphasize fall planting and attractive water-wise fall plants. The tour will be led by volunteer docents from the UC Master Gardener program who are well-versed in the history, design, plants, and special features of each of the seven themed gardens that make up Central Park Gardens. Participants will gather for an introduction to the gardens at the entrance to the Rose and Flower Garden. The tour will proceed through the gardens, and finish at the starting point for lemonade and cookies and a question-and-answer session.
Ultimate goal -- Quarterly Seasonal Theme Tours will also be held on a Sunday afternoon in winter, spring, and summer. These seasonal docent-led tours are being offered as a community resource to both visitors to Davis and local residents. Their purpose is to educate the public about sustainable gardening practices and plants that do well in this area through the changing seasons.
Location – The gardens are located in Central Park in Davis. The main entrance is at the corner of Third and B Streets, adjacent to the Davis Bicycle Museum. The gardens celebrated its tenth anniversary in April, 2017, and the docents look forward to sharing the history of its success with the tour participants. The gardens are managed and maintained by community and student volunteers. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit public benefit corporation, Central Park Gardens depends upon donations and membership in a Friends program for plants, equipment, and other garden needs.
Join in the fun -- There are many incredible plants and art objects in the gardens. Come and see their fantastic qualities and join the docent volunteers in an interesting afternoon of garden education and delight! Make your reservation soon. Click here to register.