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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