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Morcom Rose Garden
700 JEAN STREET, OAKLAND
The Amphitheatre of Roses is deeply nestled in a residential area. It is an enchanting location for weddings, renewals, memorial celebrations and ceremonies of all sorts. The enchantment of the floral landscape is breath taking when preparing to tie the knot in matrimonial bliss. A multitude of seasonally changing blossoms provides the perfect backdrop for photo opportunities. Winding walkways and wandering paths border the reflecting pool, graceful stairways and fountain cascade, offering wedding and party participants ample opportunity to stroll this magical garden. The Garden can be accessed by patrons on foot or by wheelchair along the newly paved paths through the scenic rose beds. The Amphitheatre of Roses is a fantasy land of thousands of fragrant roses which are in bloom from Mother’s Day in May through October 31st. This enchanting garden is the home to thousands of exotic and delightful roses, truly a hidden treasure and jewel of Oakland.
The end of May and June are the ultimate season that the roses are in its full bloom. The roses are in full bloom again at the end of July and beginning of August and middle and end of September.
The garden may be reserved after Mother’s Day through October 31. Reservations are booked on a first come first serve basis.
- Fantasy land of multicolored, fragrant roses.
- An elegant setting amid tranquil fountains.
- A peaceful oasis located in the middle of the city.
- View the Morcom Rose Garden map
- Rental Application (English)
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- Oakland Police Department Permit
- Credit Card Authorization Form
- Formal/Semi-Formal Chaperone Agreement
Friends of the Morcom Rose Garden
Become a "Deadheader"
The Friends of the Oakland Rose Garden is an Oakland based grassroots group of volunteers committed to making it easy and fun for people to connect with the Morcom Rose Garden. Our goal is to help care for the roses while building the community around the Garden. You’ll see that there are lots of people who get a lot from this garden and many of them also give back.
The "Dedicated Deadheaders”, are Master Volunteers who have completed a certification program which enables them to volunteer in the garden on their own time. They are an integral part of the Friends of the Morcom Rose Garden, and help to keep the garden blooming and weed free. Dedicated Deadheaders assist volunteers during our massive volunteer days, and can be recognized by their tie-dyed vests.
In The News - Oakland is for Lovers
38th Notes - By Coolhand Luke
Oakland is for lovers. Nothing affirms this more than spring in the Morcom Rose Garden. Sunken in a valley-like amphitheater at 700 Jean St. off of Grand Avenue, the rose garden is a floral oasis amidst the buzz of the city. While strolling through the rows of well-cultivated and fragrant roses, we encountered a couple that had met there three years ago to the day. He had been there painting, she stopped to talk, and three years later they were telling us about their pending nuptials.....read more
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