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Spring Plant Sale

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

View the plant list! Shop a great selection of interesting and hard-to-find plants at Historic Oakland Foundation’s Spring Plant Sale! The sale will take place at Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse on Saturday, April 9 with a special members-only presale on Friday, April 8.   Reserve Your Spot So that customers don't have to wait…

Earth Day Gardens Volunteer Workday

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Celebrate Earth Day weekend and help keep Oakland's gardens looking their best on our Earth Day Gardens Volunteer Day, Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Individuals and groups of all skill levels are welcome to get their hands dirty helping our gardens team. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes…

Spring Tree Walk

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Stroll with us through Oakland’s amazing arboretum and learn from knowledgeable guides about some of our favorite trees!Did you know that Oakland is home to more than 1,600 trees, from majestic oaks to mighty magnolias, to demure crape myrtles and dogwoods? Oakland’s trees feed and shelter wildlife, help reduce air pollution and provide welcome shade…

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Oakland Photography Workshop

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Sharpen your photography skills during this four-part workshop series at Oakland Cemetery! Rich in subjects and scenes, Historic Oakland Cemetery is a photographer’s dream setting. Led by seasoned professionals, this series will explore different photography genres with technical advice and hands-on instruction. Whether you are a seasoned photographer or still learning the basics of your…

Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Learn how several Oakland residents were involved in this Atlanta tragedy during this 75-minute guided tour. This tour begins and ends with a murder. In the early hours of April 27, 1913, the body of 13-year-old Mary Phagan was discovered in the basement of Atlanta’s National Pencil Factory. Leo Frank, the factory superintendent and a…

Free

Love Stories of Oakland: Spring Date Night

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Love never dies at Oakland Cemetery! Grab your love for a unique outdoor date at Oakland: Love Stories! Enjoy a walk through the Victorian gardens as we recount the loves of Atlantans of days past. Discover the symbolism of love found on monuments throughout the grounds and stories of devotion that extend into the afterlife.…

Epitaphs: The Immortality of Words

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace the monuments of Oakland. How would you like to be remembered? Victorians gave considerable thought to this concept. An epitaph is described as “a statement commemorating or epitomizing a deceased person.” Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace…

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Malts and Vaults: Where Beer Meets History

Historic Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA

Celebrate the start of summer with Oakland Cemetery’s popular guided walking tour, Malts & Vaults: Where Beer Meets History! Oakland Cemetery’s popular guided walking tour, Malts & Vaults: Where Beer Meets History, returns on Tuesday, June 21 - the first day of summer! Grab a group of friends and head to Oakland for this hour-long…

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Sights, Symbols, & Stories Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 residents. Meet the trailblazers, builders, creators, and characters who call Oakland home. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s…

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