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A Look Back at Illumine 2019

After a two-year hiatus, the celebrated nighttime arts event Illumine returns to light up Oakland Cemetery this year from April 21 to May 1. Over the two-week period, the art, architecture, and verdant splendor of the cemetery’s spring gardens will…

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The Rise of Camellias in Southern Gardens

Camellias have bloomed in Southern gardens since the late 1700s. Native to eastern Asia, their popularity dates back many centuries for their beauty and as the source of tea. They arrived in Europe by the mid-1700s, and the earliest camellias…

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A crowd gathers at Oakland Cemetery's Bell Tower for a groundbreaking ceremony.

Introducing the Living History Capital Campaign

Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) has publicly launched its most significant fundraising effort in the organization’s 45-year history—the Living History capital campaign, co-chaired by community leader May B. Hollis and former First Lady of Atlanta and advertising executive Valerie Jackson. HOF…

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