oakland’s atomic garden.
by rachelle dunn comment



Just a block away from the Rockridge BART station in North Oakland is Atomic Garden – a treasure trove of home goods, chic jewelry, craft supplies, new and vintage wares, and beautiful apparel. Co-owned by lovely ladies, Adrienne and Jamie, they met on the sidelines of their kid’s soccer practice, and kick off their retail story by saying “the best way to describe our path to Atomic Garden would be through believing in ‘accidents of place and time’.”

Atomic Garden is my favorite Rockridge shop to peek into almost every week, just to see what’s new. It’s one of those shops where you can stop in and walk out with gifts for your mom, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, baby niece and a few things for yourself. And those that can’t make it to their brick and mortar are in luck! Atomic Garden is now open for business online as well, but it doesn’t beat visiting the beautiful shopping environment they’ve created together here in Oakland.










• all photos by rachelle dunn.

21 responses to “oakland’s atomic garden.”

  1. Wow, such a colorful little gem! Wish we had one this side of the ocean… Love your blog. Just found you through Diana at Ex-Presso.


  2. you make my cry! My husband is a retired Marine. He is now disabled and cannot work which emotionally kills him. I work with children that have trauma (you can guess what kind). My 22 year old son died over 11 years ago from an illness. I have tried to fix my house up but since all our trauma I have struggled. To see your place on line made me cry because I thought for the first time I just might be able to love my house again. We have little money but your place made with love made me see just a little thing can bring joy. I was born in Oakland. I do not live in the state now but if I ever get there again you will be one of the first places I visit. Thank you for putting love into your store and sharing this love with me and others.

  3. I went to this shop about 6 or 8 months ago and really loved it! Great things inside. Seeing it here all over again, reminds me that I need to make another venture over the bridge to shop there again!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.