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“Quiet and Accessible” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lakeside Park and Garden Center

Lakeside Park and Garden Center
666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA
510-238-3208
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Ranked #11 of 56 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Gardens, Parks
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Owner description: One of the best public gardens in the state offers Japanese, Polynesian, and many other types of gardens.
Oakland, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Quiet and Accessible”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Just a few steps off busy Grand Ave. past the elaborate and now-defunct fountain, Lakeside Park and Garden Center offers lunchtime solitude or a late afternoon lesiurely beauty stroll. Filled with specimen trees and lovely, varied garden collections, for plant and flower lovers, it's a must. If you are a collector, the Garden Center features iris, orchid and other sales throughout the year. For bonsai lovers, there's that too.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Oakland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The gardens are amazing - you wouldn't know they were there. As you wander around every corner you come on some new surprise - the banzai building, the palm tree grove, etc.

Visited October 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“good for walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

garden center is very, very nice. didn´t see Fairyland though.

Visited February 2012
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Rose Garden is Prime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

You can't go wrong here. You really feel the spirit of Oakland by traveling through its park and gardens.

Visited August 2011
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