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Our Edible Gardens

Edible Gardens Along the verdant south edge of The Gardens at Lake Merritt!

Growing organic produce is an enriching and dynamic process that offers lots of benefits to gardeners and to the community. Oakland’s Office of Parks and Recreation is underscoring these benefits with a new demonstration program at its Lakeside Park Demonstration Garden located in […]

Laney College’s Lanterns in the Sensory Garden

Mud Light Lanterns is a group of clay artists connected to Laney College in Oakland. They each construct a beautiful, individually illuminated art piece. All these the lanterns will be nestled throughout our Sensory Garden during our Autumn Lights Festival October 16-17, lighting everything with a magical, soft glow. We are excited to welcome these […]

Edible Gardens at The Gardens at Lake Merritt

Edible Gardens Along the verdant south edge of The Gardens at Lake Merritt!

Growing organic produce is an enriching and dynamic process offering lots of benefits to gardeners and to the community. Oakland’s Office of Parks and Recreation is underscoring these benefits with a new demonstration program at its Lakeside Park Demonstration Garden located in the […]

Beauty in the Mediterranean Garden

Beauty in the Mediterranean Garden

Japanese Garden

Step through the traditional Japanese wooden gate at the back of the Gardens at Lake Merritt, and become mesmerized by the soothing sounds of a koi pond fountain. A small arched and bridge and waterfall add to the soundscape. Colorful flowers and soaring trees help create the serenity that is the traditional focus of a […]

Welcome to The Bonsai Garden

The Golden State Bonsai Federation Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt is the home to some of the  finest bonsai on the West Coast and is Northern California’s only public bonsai collection. The  Garden, built by volunteers, is staffed and maintained by volunteers and supported entirely by  donations.
Bonsai Garden Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 11am-3pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, noon-4pm
ADMISSION is free but […]

Welcome to The Mediterranean Garden at Lakeside Park

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