Mediterranean - Written by on Saturday, July 25, 2009 21:26 - 2 Comments

Welcome to The Mediterranean Garden at Lakeside Park

1We are proud to announce the creation of a Mediterranean Garden in the Gardens of Lakeside Park, located in the heart of Oakland adjacent to Lake Merritt.   This project is a joint effort of the Oakland-East Bay Garden Center Inc., the Northern California Chapter of the Palm Society, and the Northern California Chapter of the Mediterranean Garden Society. This unique garden includes:
•    The restored historic Easterbrook Fountain as the garden’s centerpiece,  a gift to the City of Oakland in 1914
•    Demonstration gardens with Mediterranean-climate plants that showcase five “color palette” combinations and provide inspiration for gardening with low water-use plants appropriate for the Bay Area
•    Classic four-quadrant planting beds with radiating gravel pathways and interior “pathway ribbons” for close plant inspection
•    Educational displays accessible to a large urban audience that demonstrate sustainable gardening techniques and plant information
•    Seating areas for viewing the garden and intimate spaces for special events and celebrations

ADMISSION is free; donations to help maintain and improve the garden are gratefully accepted.

Please make a tax-deductible contribution to the Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation with “Mediterranean Garden” on the memo line.  Mail to Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 13267, Oakland, CA 94661.  For more information, contact Bruce Cobbledick at


Share Button


You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Bruce Cobbledick
Aug 2, 2009 19:14

The Mediterranean Garden is such a beautiful special place. You have done a good job in showing the seductiveness of this garden.

Aug 2, 2009 21:06

Hi Bruce,

Thanks for the kind words I appreciate them. I would also like to say that without the hard work, and dedication of all those who have had a hand in bringing this vision to life, I wouldn’t have had this view to aim my camera at… To all of them, my hat is off :-)*

Leave a Reply


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.

The Gardens are open daily:
9am - 5:30pm
Entry is free!

666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, California
Read more about the gardens...
View map, directions, and parking info...

Connect with us

Donate Now!

NOTE: You'll be making a secure tax-deductible donation through Square Market to the Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt's fiscal agent "Oakland-East Bay Garden Center Inc."

Bay Friendly - Mar 30, 2012 20:37 - 0 Comments

Bay-Friendly Gardening

More In Bay Friendly

Mediterranean - Feb 13, 2013 6:30 - 4 Comments

Mediterranean Blues

More In Mediterranean

Featured, News & Events, Pollinator, Torii Gate - Aug 4, 2014 15:20 - 0 Comments

New Neighbors Move In

More In News & Events