Open Days, Organic, Edibles, Water feature, Xeriscape, Woodland
Enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay from the ample seating in this hillside garden. Walls, patios, and paths are built almost completely from recycled materials. Featuring an eclectic and unusual plant collection, the garden spaces—now growing in after eight years—include shade gardens under redwoods and cedars, a cactus and succulent hillside, a grape-arbor patio with bay view, and a twelve-foot elephant topiary watching over a shady terrace bordered by tree ferns. There are hillside gardens with aloes, proteas, Epiphyllum cacti, orchids, bromeliads, carnivorous plants, fruit trees, Australian plants, and fountains. It is home to hummingbirds, chickens, koi, and more.
Directions: In Oakland, take I-580 to the Keller Avenue exit. Go east (uphill) on Keller Avenue. When Keller ends at Skyline Boulevard, turn left onto Skyline Boulevard, which has a median strip at this point. Go 0.9 mile and make a U-turn at Hansom. Proceed to 13971 Skyline (blue house on bay side of street). Street parking is available and plentiful.
Open Days 2019: May 11
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to each private garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.
- This garden allows photography
- This garden is handicap-accessible
Open Days Directory 2019
Members will receive a copy of the directory free in March. You can also pre-order additional copies.