Ten Things To Do During Your Visit...
*Inventory, photograph, paint or view our wildlife.
*Bring a sketchbook or a notebook and spend some quiet time on one of our benches. Let the beauty and the history inspire your creativity.
*Hike or jog the perimeter of the cemetery, enjoying the view from many perspectives. Climb our hill for a fresh look.
*Check out our historic swale, our perennial mounds, and our wildflower meadow (all located in the eastern half of the grounds).
*Check out our scent garden and our bulb and wildflower garden (both on the historic side of the cemetery). Enjoy our changing foliage. (Where else can you find a Nepal Camphor, native to the Himalayas, in Davis?)
*Soothe your soul listening to our Veteran Memorial Fountain.
*Take a meditative walk on one of our labyrinths.
*See the latest Gallery 1855 exhibit inside our iconic office building.
*Look at the lovely statues and historic stones. (Can you find the one that came all the way from China? Hint: it has wonderful dragons.)
*Discover Davis history (Can you find the headstone of the woman born in 1796?)
DID YOU KNOW?
We have six markers over 12 feet tall, four that range from 8-12 feet, and some thirteen between 6-8 feet high; they include eight obelisk markers and four full figure statues.
28% of all city council members are buried here, as are 24% of all persons for whom UC Davis buildings are named.