“What’s That Plant?” Plant Signage Program Underway

 

The next time you visit  the Vireya and Pollinator gardens, you will see something new: Permanent, botanical garden-quality plant identification signs engraved with the common name, botanical name, and plant family of each plant!

 

You also might see Gardens intern and Merritt College student Elaine O. placing the signs and taking notes about which plant placards […]

Lepidoptera! -Slides by Jan Washburn

California Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents Lepidoptera! – Slides by Jan Washburn

Thursday October 21, 2010 7:30 PM
Lakeside Park Garden Center
666 Bellevue Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
Lepidoptera is the insect order that contains the butterflies andmoths. The Lepidotpera are the most recently evolved order of insects, havingarisen (presumably) from the caddisflies. Butterflies and moths are some […]

Rhododendrons! For the Rest of the Year

Photographer and plantsman Ted Kipping is a Certified & Consulting Arborist who has spent 40 years studying and working with woody plants and their associates. He has journeyed to many parts of the world to botanize and photograph plants and gardens to gain a better understanding. There is a plethora of lovely and visually engaging Rhododendron species […]

Regional Health Education’s Volunteer Service Event at the Gardens at Lake Merritt

On Tuesday August 10th afternoon, a highly motivated group of volunteers from Kaiser Medical Group weeded and sheet mulched a bed in the Rhododendron Garden in the Gardens at Lake Merritt.  There was great support from Oakland Public works in providing tools, cardboard, mulch and making several trips to cart away the green waste.