The Morcom Municipal Rose Garden in Oakland is almost like a secret because it's tucked away in the residential areas of Oakland...the good part of Oakland. You find all varieties of roses, fountains, structures with columns, stairways, and pathways through the woods. This would make a beautiful backdrop for a photo shoot or a wedding. We took a Mother's Day photo shoot here and really enjoyed all the fresh flowers blooming around us. The garden is free but the big problem here is parking. It's very tough to find parking and there is no lot, so you'll have to come early and hope to snag a spot while someone else is leaving.
Points of interest
Boutique, shopping, coffee shops, and fantastic little restaurants like Fenton's.