Our extensive Palm Garden, the Palmetum, is at the back of the Gardens at Lake Merritt.

It’s considered the most extensive established collection of cool Mediterranean and high altitude tropical palms in the United States! The Palmetum features a great variety of palm species native to cool and warm Mediterranean climates and tropical high altitude regions of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. Oakland’s unique subtropical microclimate provides the perfect growing conditions to nurture this collection.

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