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Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden

1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-329-1356
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking, Leisure education
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking, Leisure education

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Orange, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Be sure to walk around the neighborhood -- lots of interesting houses, some under construction. Toilets are open only on weekdays, so plan accordingly. Although you might find a construction port-a-potty available, we saw one that was unlocked.

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Chico, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Gamble Gardens are wonderful to walk to from Cowper Inn, where I stayed. The garden is always planted with the plants for the current season and shows some of the plants that grow in the Palo Alto area, including fruits and vegetables.

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Mountain View, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I get really into learning about new plants, so I looked up the botanical garden closest to me, and decided to check this one out. I have to say, I was kind of disappointed. Some roses, some common garden plants, but really nothing to write home about. When I'd looked around enough I decided to wander the posh neighborhood surrounding... More 

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Drove by and saw the sign so we decided to stop. It was past closing time but was still open (and free) which made it very nice. The Gardens are beautiful and had many flowers blooming. We enjoyed the scenery and beauty. We sat on the benches and just relaxed.

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Fremont, California
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1,759 reviews 1,759 reviews
1,098 attraction reviews
1,033 helpful votes 1,033 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have visited Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden many times, It is so beautiful there with lots of flowers., The gardens as a whole are beautiful. The volunteers there do an amazing job of maintaining this breathtaking garden. There is also an old house on the property.

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Redwood City, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

GAMLE GARDEN is a very nice place to visit if you enjoy gardens, They have a very nice variety of plants, and you can go in the old house and stroll through .Each spring they do a garden tour, which is excellent for garden lovers.

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Adelaide, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
63 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a beautiful garden, not far from downtown Palo Alto. The property was bequeathed and is now looked after by a trust and an enthusiast group of volunteers. In May the gardens were a profusion of colour, with many cottage garden plants in flower. While we were there an artist was set up and sketching and painting, gaining inspiration... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had a visit here and it was very lovely. Quiet garden to walk round at leisure but missed the teas. A great place for a break.

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Palo Alto
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a beautiful old home surrounded by stunning gardens which are open to the public, close to downtown Palo Alto. If you aren't a plant lover, skip it. If you love a quiet walk in a peaceful setting, come and settle in for an hour or two.

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Palo Alto, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Gamble Gardens is a sweet resource for locals and visitors. It's a great place to walk to and walk through on a regular basis to get a sense of what's growing in the garden. Additionally, there are a number of events that are lovely throughout the year, lunches, fairs, etc., with music, art, antiques, food, yes, and even sometimes... More 

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