Autumn Lights Festival, October 20, 2017

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Morcom Rose Garden Illumination Posse
lighting up the Autumn Lights Festival one luminaria at a time

Piano Recital Benefit, September 17, 2017

Thank you for an inspiring concert Vicki! And thanks to all the Deadheaders, friends, and community people who attended the event at Plymouth Church and the reception in the Florentine. The concert donations raised almost $1700 to assist in our work of adding signage to the garden, buying compost tea to take care of the roses, and providing tools for volunteers. Your support of Morcom Rose Garden is greatly appreciated.





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Piano Recital Benefit, 9/17/2017

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Dedicated Deadheaders Class, 8/30/2017

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Oakland International High School student volunteers 6/9/2017

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Thanks to everyone who participated!

Oakland: Morcom Rose Garden welcomes help for upkeep — East Bay Times

Volunteers tend to the roses as visitors enjoy the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland. (Anda Chu/Staff archives)
Volunteers tend to the roses as visitors enjoy the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland. (Anda Chu/Staff archives)

OAKLAND — Given its visual appeal and quiet outdoor setting, Oakland’s Morcom Rose Garden offers much for tourists and locals alike.

A great place for a Sunday stroll or a morning jog, this picturesque and colorful place — an urban oasis and home to many varieties of roses — provides a soothing atmosphere. And it’s not just the plants, as visitors can enjoy waterworks and a pond, and sometimes other visitors, such as a wild turkey.

During his lifetime, Peter Wyeth Hurd took many a walk through the garden with his wife, Victoria. A musician by profession, Hurd — a nephew of famed artist Andrew Wyeth — found both inspiration and respite in Morcom, located close to where he lived.


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Dedicated Deadheaders display roses at East Bay Society Rose Show, May 6, 2017

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Earth Day Celebration, 4/22/2017

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Over 20 volunteers from PGE participated in the Earth Day Celebration at
Morcom Rose Garden.  They did a great job attacking and decimating the
never-ending weeds!

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Mayor Libby Schaaf Visits Morcom Rose Garden, MLK Day of Service, 1/14/2017

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Over 180 volunteers, including groups from the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and Williams Sonoma, participated in the MLK Day of Service.  They worked on a massive weeding project, excavated an old stone wall, applied zoo poo, dug holes for planting new roses, and pruned.

Thanks to everyone who participated!


Dedicated Deadheaders awarded Parks Maintenance Award

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Public Works recently recognized the Dedicated Deadheaders by awarding them the Parks Maintenance Award for their volunteer contributions to the maintenance of the Morcom Rose Garden since 2008, and for their expanding contributions to maintenance and public event programming at other City of Oakland parks.

The Dedicated Deadheaders have recorded over 11,000 volunteer hours. Their year-round efforts help the Morcom Rose Garden thrive and have also been critical to the success of the Autumn Lights Festival fundraiser for Oakland Parks.