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“Good collection of Japanese bonsai”

Lakeside Park and Garden Center
Ranked #28 of 127 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.
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The bonsais are very impressive. They are very detailed in terms of replicating the image of larger trees. It will take you some time to go through all of them.

Thank Sam T
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been to the lake for years, but only discovered the garden few month ago. It's a nice garden with one area for bonsai exhibition. I believe it's heavily relies on volunteers to maintain it, thus, still has room to improve...

Thank Charles C
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Garden is not well kept but it is like a forgotten hide away. Around the paths there are benches to rest and watch the birds. Not a fancy garden but a nice quiet walk. Forget you are in the city. Bring your friends and relax.

Thank Rosa B
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Small oasis from walk around Lake Merritt. Enjoyed the collections of Vireya Rhododendron in blooms. Beautiful paths through sections of succulent, palms, roses, Japanese garden, and a community garden. Wonderful place to sit and relax awhile.

1  Thank drKSG
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is an area near Lake Merritt in Oakland. It seems like they try to make it a nice place for locals, but it's a little sketchy around this area. You pay to park here, and then you can walk around Lake Merritt. It's too bad they can't keep the mentally ill from bugging people here, but it can be lovely if you can avoid them.

Thank ClintPage
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