Friday, May 12 at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
National Public Gardens Day was created in 2008 to drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices and conversation.
This annual tradition of celebrating public gardens historically takes place on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day weekend each year. The intent is to raise awareness of public gardens and the important role they play in their communities and on a global scale.
Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to partner with the American Public Gardens Association as part of National Public Gardens Day. On May 12, enjoy a free guided walking tour of Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian gardens, urban arboretum, and nature preserve.