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Hidden Gem!

I was visiting Oakland for work and had a few extra hours before my flight so I stopped by the Rose... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Seattle, Washington
Roses in Full Bloom Now (Memorial Day 2018)

We went to this great, largely undiscovered rose garden on Memorial Day weekend, and the roses were... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

I was visiting Oakland for work and had a few extra hours before my flight so I stopped by the Rose Garden. All I can say is WOW!...I had no idea how beautiful it was. Such a nice space to walk around and simply enjoy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

We went to this great, largely undiscovered rose garden on Memorial Day weekend, and the roses were in full bloom with fragrance in full evidence. Also lots of prom dates getting photos taken, and so a lot more people than usual here. That also meant...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

So few people know about this place, it is a must for your "To Do" list. It is small and well cared for and should definitely be viewed in Spring or summer. Please note: Parking sucks!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Tucked away at the end of a small street in Oakland is a gorgeous rose oasis. It's quiet, dramatic, in a bowl shape. A perfect place for meditation, to meet with a friend for a sedate conversation, or just to wander alone amongst all the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

We've been here twice in the last week with our flower-loving almost-four-year-old granddaughter, and we love to take a walk i this place, looking at all the various colors. Now is the time to go, for another little while.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kershasp
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Always a pleasure to visit this place. It smells divine here and it is so quiet. Great spot for yoga, meditation, reading a book or just admiring and smelling the roses. Love plucking the ripened black berries that grow wild. Making some jam or muffins...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This place is much overlooked. It has been largely restored in a beautiful setting away from the crowds. Wonderful place to relax and see an Oakland that most people don't know about.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LafayetteBud
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This is a hidden gem in Oakland right off of Lakeshore. The Rose garden has been there for decades and is well loved and nicely maintained. Perfect place for a leisurely stroll. Get out there and smell the roses!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank cvalentino
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Go when the roses are in bloom and it will be lovely. The maintenance is indeed not as it should be, but when the roses bloom, wow!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 13, 2016

A short walk from our house, this free entry rose garden is really peaceful and pretty. Definitely could be better maintained but it's somehow a lovely spot to come and read a book or just be with your thoughts. It's very green and it's surrounded...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Deane L
May 2, 2015|
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Response from GPToak | Reviewed this property |
Uber is available in Oakland, I use it quite frequently. Cars often around the Lake area, so you should be fine as far as speed to pickup -
Deane L
May 2, 2015|
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Response from NancyOak | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the prior answer.. Though maybe less than a mile in each case. There are lots of restaurants and coffee places to entertain you the whole way...