The public is invited to explore seven private gardens in Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Oakland, and Piedmont; open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at the Our Own Stuff Gallery Garden or see website for additional locations.
Garden sculpture and other art in steel, stone, and ceramic abound, featuring work by local artisans Marcia Donahue, Keeyla Meadows, Mark Bulwinkle, and Sara Floor. A network of water features and private spaces set in the center of a woodland glade, a drought-tolerant and deer-resistant garden of whimsy under mature oaks, and the
sculpted concrete steps, paths, and pools at the Harland Hand Memorial Garden also take center stage.