Oakland’s Morcom Rose Garden celebrates 80 years – Oakland Tribune

The Deadheaders’ Garden Gala, benefiting Oakland’s landmark Morcom Amphitheater of Roses, will be held on a special sneak preview night, March 19, at the Annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show at the San Mateo Event Center.

Here is your chance to dress up in your finest tie-dye and tuxedos or sequins and dance to the Grateful Dead-style Sycamore Slough String Band while taking in an exclusive view, ahead of the crowds, of the 20 gorgeous international specialty gardens and the 30 small space gardens on display at the event center.

A friends group for the Morcom Rose Garden call themselves “the Deadheaders,” hence the reference to tie-dye and Grateful Dead-style rock ‘n’ roll, said group volunteer Anne Woodell.

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