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The Gardens of South Public Grounds

The gardens of South Public Grounds suffered badly after the 2008 tornado and we are excited to be starting work to restore the area to a beautiful and welcoming space. This area was heavily shaded before the tornado.  Unfortunately, the…

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Gardens Focus: Cemetery Whites

Spring is arriving in Oakland’s gardens. The daffodils are fading and being replaced by a symphony of spring blooms including our very early white iris. Many other irises will soon follow but these irises are the first to announce spring’s…

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Daffodils Take Center Stage

Oakland’s daffodils are waking up and their cheerful faces help us endure these cold, wet winter days. You will see several varieties planted in the restored areas and remnants of historic plantings can be found scattered here and there.
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Winter is beautiful in the gardens!

Winter has finally arrived but the gardens remain quite beautiful. The evergreens provide elegant structure, the hollies are covered with red and yellow berries, and the blue sky is almost iridescent, however it's the flowers that catch everyone's eye. You'll see many flowers including old fashioned friends…

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