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5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Oakland

There are so many reasons to love Oakland Cemetery. Nestled in the heart of Atlanta, Oakland is a community park, an eternal resting place, a beautiful garden, a venue, and so much more. We invite you to walk through the cemetery gates and experience the vibrant oasis that Oakland has to offer. Here are just a few of the reasons we know that if you visit, you’ll fall in love with Oakland.

1. Oakland is Accessible! With the King Memorial MARTA station next door, a private parking lot on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE and Grant St. SE, ample street parking, and three gates facing Oakland’s surrounding neighborhoods, Oakland is very easily accessible for our surrounding community and for our visitors traveling from slightly further away.

2. Oakland is Atlanta’s Most Interesting Garden! Oakland’s gardens are beautiful during all seasons delighting visitors and providing solace for families of loved ones buried here. Thousands of heirloom daffodils bloom during spring along with a cloud of flowering trees and drifts of garden mums. During summer historic iris and dramatic summer tropicals are on show followed by the blazing colors of autumn trees. Winter reveals the beauty of evergreens and berries on a snowy day.

3. There’s Always Something to do at Oakland! Delve into history with our engaging tours, unlocking the intriguing tales of our residents. Feel the pulse of the community during our signature events like Sunday in the Park and Capturing the Spirit, where the past comes alive. Dive deeper into our diverse tapestry of offerings with specialized events such as plant sales, family programming, and more, ensuring there’s always something exciting for everyone!

4. Oakland is an Incredible Place to Learn! At Oakland Cemetery, we believe in the power of education to ignite curiosity and foster understanding. As one of the oldest historic sites in Atlanta, we offer ample opportunities for visitors to explore the fascinating narratives of the city’s past, discover the intricate beauty of Victorian garden cemeteries, and learn about the diverse realms of horticulture, ecology, geology, and preservation.

5. Oakland is a Beautiful Place to Be! Step into a realm of unparalleled beauty and charm at Oakland. Adorned with vibrant flowering bulbs, intricate foliage, and native grasses, every corner reveals a picturesque tableau of nature’s splendor. Meander through pathways lined with historic architectural treasures, each whispering tales of a bygone era. From the tranquil serenity of its shaded nooks to the breathtaking vistas that unfold at every turn, Oakland is a haven for those seeking solace and inspiration.

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