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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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A nice garden retreat

Access is good. The variety of flowers was interesting. The drought is taking its toll, but well managed garden. The reserved party did not interfere with flower viewing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Tim S
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Stockton, California
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Stockton, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Access is good. The variety of flowers was interesting. The drought is taking its toll, but well managed garden. The reserved party did not interfere with flower viewing.

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My mom and I frequently come here to take pictures of the flowers here. It's small but has a large variety of flowers.

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The Woodlands
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72 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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