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Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden

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Address: 1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone Number: 650-329-1356
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Activities: Picnicking, Leisure education

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Quiet and Colorful

Such a lovely spot. Visited with my daughter and granddaughters. Volunteers are friendly. My granddaughter makes sure to say hello to Gwen each visit. Buildings, fountains and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Beachwood, Ohio
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The Woodlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Things were not blooming as much as I would have hoped. Most of the rose bushes were still barren. Some of the side gardens with flowers were nice but things this would have been more worth the time later in the season. Not very large. Nice bathroom facilities though.

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Beachwood, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Such a lovely spot. Visited with my daughter and granddaughters. Volunteers are friendly. My granddaughter makes sure to say hello to Gwen each visit. Buildings, fountains and plants are well cared for.

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Los Altos, California
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15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Not a huge place to visit but worth the trip especially in spring when so many things are blooming. The demonstration gardens are always worth checking out. New plants to see and appreciate. Love the vegetable garden as well. Nice paths and great to take toddlers and young kids.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Has class field trips. Nice gardens and nce to walk around and see it. Come for 10-20 minutes to have a nice walk and chat with a friend.

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Orange, California
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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