Huei Young’s beautiful Asian garden, a 40-year labor of love, is famous in Davis. Huei and her garden have appeared in numerous interviews and articles, including on Good Day, Sacramento and in The Davis Enterprise. On Sunday, May 20, Huei will offer tours of her garden to support Yolo Hospice, who cared for Huei’s husband Frank Young before his death in 2016. Tickets for the tour are $25 minimum or desired donation, and all proceeds will go directly to Yolo Hospice for their work in the community.
The tour will take place 234 Luz Place in Davis. Drop in between 1-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at Yolo Hospice’s office (1909 Galileo Court, Davis) or on the day of the tour at Huei’s Garden. To purchase tickets, call 530-601-5778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huei’s garden fills the backyard of her Streng home, spreads out to the sides and front yard, and even spills into the nearby public greenbelt. She obtained city permission to beautify this stretch of public land. The garden has both Chinese and Japanese influences, and abounds with endless details and special touches, from clusters of bright flowers to Buddha statues to Japanese maples placed just so. Huei has used principles of feng shui to create a peaceful, calming flow throughout the garden. View photos of the garden on Huei’s website, www.hueis-garden.com.
Huey says, “I developed both my garden and the city garden to provide beauty for everyone. My husband was disabled and both gardens provided him much joy and pride in my work. Hospice staff became familiar with my garden during the time they cared for my husband.” Yolo Hospice cared for Frank Young in his final days, forming close bonds with the family.
Young was a member of the first Chinese family to arrive in Davis in 1897. He and Huei volunteered with Davis Community Meals for many years, and he was honored with a certificate of recognition from the State Assembly for his service to the community.
After being touched by Yolo Hospice’s support, Huei wanted to make others in the community aware of the services they provide.
“This is the first event we have held for Yolo Hospice,” said Huei, “which is so deserving for all the care and comfort they provide to both patients and their families.”