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From the Garden


Photo: Keiko Nelson Sculpture in reflection pool

Keiko Nelson is a Bay Area artist and neighbor of Blake Garden. This year she participated in the Lake Merritt Festival of Lights with a sculpture made from bamboo that we had given her from the garden.  

After the festival she installed the sculpture temporarily in our reflection pool. The title is 17 Layer-the wishes of Peace. The sculpture is part of the peace dove project. Steve Kapper was the engineer. More photos>>


Blake Garden serves as a habitat for many creatures and as a landscape laboratory for the U.C. Berkeley Landscape Architecture Department. It is a quiet place for learning and enjoyment. Recently we made and posted signs on the driveway that read  “Respect”, “Quiet”  and “Beauty”: three concepts to consider while in the garden.

With more visitors coming regularly, there are more pressures on the garden. We are asking visitors to be mindful of these three powerful words. Respect Quiet Beauty while touring our wonderful garden.

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