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Morcom Rose Garden


A gorgeous, wheelchair accessible garden tucked just a block off Grand Avenue, this formal beauty is a riot of color and fragrance when in bloom. April and early May are excellent times to catch the roses in their full glory. Oakland Mayor Frank Morcom planted the first rose here in 1933, and today the garden is tended by tie-dye-sporting volunteers called the Dedicated Deadheaders: http://friendsofoaklandrose.com/volunteer/deadheaders