Morcom Rose Garden 700 Jean St./Grand Ave.; Lake Merritt area. Free. Not far from Lake Merritt, this peaceful garden is designed in traditional Florentine style with terraces and a classic reflecting pool. Sections are devoted to pastel roses and antique roses, and a children’s garden features miniature roses. A wedding site designed with a color scheme of white, beige, and pink is reputed to bring good luck. Bloom is best June through October, and benches throughout invite picnicking.