August 2010

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.

July 2010

BGLM 4th Sunday Educational Program

Our 4th Sunday program focuses creating bonsai for beginners, no experience necessary. Local bonsai experts will conduct a class beginning at 1PM in the Garden workroom. Sign up at the Bonsai Garden and join us if you can.

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June 2010

Music from Last Years Anniversary Celebration

Great sounds coming from the Palmetum during last years Anniversary Celebration.  Come this Sunday June 6th for more music and a day of varied activities.

April 2010

Big Changes in the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt

Big changes are occurring at BGLM. The north end of the path is being redesigned and walled with new large boulders by Bill Castellon and his crew. The new path design will make a more pleasing view of the garden instead of the straight line down the fence line. It also is the initial steps in […]

Volunteer For Outdoor California & Kaiser Permanente Corporate Earth Day April 24th

A group of Kaiser Permanente volunteers working at the Gardens on Saturday.  They were managed by Volunteer Outdoor California. This was a Corporate Earthday Event.  The volunteers sheet mulched several areas, weeded the Succulent Graden, and worked on clearing the area around the fence surrounding the garden. […]

Earth Day with HandsOn Bay Area

We had a great work day on Saturday, April 17 in the Torii Gate Garden with volunteers of all ages.

The group was comprised primarily of a team from PG&E.

The major focus of our work was beginning a new stone beach for the pond in the garden.

Volunteers also did some excavation to install some electric conduit, and general weeding.

Everyone pitched in and […]

New Membership Level for Youth – Click the Link to Take our Survey!

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March 2010

Japanese Garden Fence Update

Jay van Arsdale and his students began

this phase of the project March 22 and

it looks like this a week later.

Mediterranean Garden – Saturday, March 27

aturday, March 27, was a beautiful day.  Here are some photos of the Mediterranean Gardens. […]