Mon - Fri 10:00am - 3:00pm; Sat & Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm and Nov - Apr 10:00am - 4:00pm; Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's
No charge; parking is $3 on weekends
Added to JGarden:
This 8 acre park has a whole range of gardens including herb, Japanese, a community garden, composting area, firescape, fushia, palm, citrus, rhododendron, a greenhouse, cactus, iris
Located in Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt. Lakeside Park is also the home of the Garden Center, Rotary Nature Center and Wildlife Refuge, Boat Rentals Fairyland, etc.
Since before anyone remembers
It has been clear
Shining like silver
Though the moonlight penetrates it and the wind ruffles it
No trace of either remains.
Today I would not dare to expound the secret of the stream bed
But I can tell you
That the blue dragon is coiled there.
Muso Soseki trans. by W.S. Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu 14th century