Uniquely Garden Hortica


Ever since we opened Garden Hortica, we've held several events successfully.  Our garden space is a community neighborhood space and nursery. 

People have asked if we will rent our space for their private events.  Yes we do for a competitive rental fee.  We can also arrange for live music, live art, food and beverage, a BBQ or catered and even create garden gifts for your guests. 

Contact us to discuss how to make your event special and memorable in a most unique space.  Hey, we cant wait to hold a wedding reception at GH!

Happening NOW and COMING:

  • Coming UP!  Halloween in the Garden
  • Christmas Shopping at Garden Hortica
We have completed several events to date including:
  • Music in the Garden was celebrated evening/night of Oct 14 where we had 100% cooperation from Mother Nature for glorious weather.
  • Park(ing) Day Sep 17 on Lakeshore had a huge number of supporters sign the floorboards which will now go up at TJ's.
  • LIVE art Aug 13 & 14.  Hyde's massive art piece resides at GH now.
  • National Night out Garden Party Aug 2, 2011
  • Music in the Gardens July 16, 2011
  • Cactus & Succulent Show at GH June 18, 2011
  • Its Grillin Time at Garden Hortica May 29, 2011
  • BBQ social for OON and Businesses on Jul 24, 2010
  • GH Open House July 24, 2010
  • A Salsa Party Aug 21, 2010
  • GH First Annual Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Bay Oct 16, 2010
In addition we were at:
  • Art & Music in the Gardens at Lake Merritt June 4 & 5, 2011
  • Proteaceae Ribbon Cutting at the Protea Triangle June 4, 2011
  • Google Volunteer Day June 12, 2011 where we designed the Protea Triangle and donated many of the Protea plants for this new thematic garden at the Gardens at Lake Merritt.

Please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/gardenhorticaplace for updates of coming events.  

You can also rent Garden Hortica for your own event.  This very unique urban garden space can accommodate up to 100 people.  Food and drink can be catered or brought in yourself.  There is ample street parking especially after five on weekdays and plenty on weekends.  GH is also very accessible from the freeway. 

There is no other downtown Oakland urban garden space like Garden Hortica.

Just contact us for details. 

Garden Hortica on 7th boasts a few firsts:
  • Nursery stock of unusual South African native plants, succulents, cacti and seasonals.
  • The GH Green Box...a most unique outdoor room designed reusing a shipping container with a green roof!
  • The Red Bamboo Curtain nearly 20-ft long
  • A two sided GH Cindergarden Wall
  • An archway made from a salvaged boat gangplank.
  • An urban garden space for social events and gatherings.
Come check us out...you could be holding your next social event at Garden Hortica!

First Annual Fundraiser at GH for Big Brothers Big Sisters Oct 16, 2010...pumpkin carving.

GH Open House Jul 24, 2010.  Right, Kendra and Dan.

Above the Garden Hortica Gateway looking in on 7th St Oakland

Below a pic of GH from the 'air.'

Above a shot of the GH Green Box after the roof garden was planted.  It is fuller now.