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“Quiet and Accessible”

Lakeside Park and Garden Center
Ranked #21 of 124 things to do in Oakland
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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
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quiet and Accessible”
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Oakland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
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
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“good for walk”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

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

Visited February 2012
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California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rose Garden is Prime!”
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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