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Dogwoods! Which one?

Dogwoods come in all shapes and sizes, from shrubs with brightly colored winter stems to our native flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) with it’s beautiful white and pink spring flowers. The flowering dogwood is a classic of southern springs, but you…

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Spring Plant Sale Member Preview

Historic Oakland Foundation members are invited to a special members-only preview of our Spring Plant Sale on April 9 at Oakland’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse. The Spring Plant Sale will be open to the general public by reservation on Saturday, April 10. In order to…

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Restoring Ledgers in the Smith-Callaway Lot

In 2018, Historic Oakland Foundation's PRO Team restored the Smith-Callaway ledgers in Oakland's historic African American Burial Grounds. Director of Preservation Ashley Shares and Preservation and Operations Specialist Sean Diaz describe re-leveling the marble ledgers in a relatively small space…

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The Garden is Waking Up

Our winter-blooming camellia, Camellia japonica, is coming into full bloom throughout Oakland’s gardens. Its habit of blooming during the coldest months is one reason it has been loved in southern gardens for many generations. The white, pink, red, or patterned…

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