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Gardens “The Heart of Oakland”– Oakland Magazine

OAKLAND MAGAZINE –  “AAA’s Via magazine proclaimed The Gardens at Lake Merritt one of the top five California gardens, yet this Oakland oasis still remains a charming little secret for many locals.”

“If Lake Merritt is considered the gem of Oakland, then the 50-year-old gardens are the city’s heart. ”

““A garden is a reflection of its community. Oakland is awakening and renewing. This is a garden by the people, for the people. It exists today due to selflessness, volunteerism, and a dedi­cation to nurture the unique and remarkable.””

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The Green Heart of Oakland for Fifty Years

Discover the hidden garden jewel on the shores of Lake Merritt in the city of Oakland. We are a seven-acre collection of themed gardens.

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