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.
- Take in the latest Gallery 1855 exhibit inside our iconic office building.
- Explore 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 through our self-guided history tour. A copy of our map can be found here. (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.