Oakland Nurseries

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

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Welcome to Oakland Nurseries’ storybook garden and take a stroll down the Mississippi River with Huckleberry Finn and his friend Jim, who are in search of adventure on a makeshift raft. As you enter the garden, notice that Huck and Jim have found a spot under the canopies of graceful weeping willows to camp for the night. The limestone of the river’s edge is woven throughout hemlocks, river birch, redbuds and flowering crabs, making for a secure, cozy camp. Rhododendrons, azaleas and lovely perennials are amassed around a lazy waterfall. A stately weeping Norway spruce and a burgundy cutleaf weeping Japanese maple direct you further down the path. The raft is tied up on the shore with a canvas tent for cover from the rain along the river. Norway spruce and white pine conceal the raft and direct you down the river to the campsite, where a small pool makes for great fishing as Huck and Jim could use a nice fish dinner. More pines, spruce and river birch lead you away from the camp to continue your adventure.