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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 22 attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Gardens
Activities: Picnicking, Leisure education
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English first
California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
13 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beautifully maintained with plethora of plants in bloom. Peaceful and colorful garden with lots of nooks and crannies including a gazebo, water fountain, and old and charming Victorian cottage, rose garden, and garden paths that meander through blooming vines, trees, irises, succulents, fruit trees... Worth a whole restful afternoon.

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san francisco
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went last week and the gardens were blooming. I hadn't been in a while and they have updated it significantly. Right now there are flower beds in full bloom - the tulips were especially colorful. The wisteria is also beautiful. There is a water-wise area, vegetable beds, succulents, shade gardens and a rose garden. Right now the rose garden is... More

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Palo Alto, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Gamble Gardens is an easy walk from my home, from Stanford University and downtown Palo Alto. I enjoy walking there for a look around the public gardens to see what is in bloom at any given times of year. Step inside the gazebo and pretend you are on Cape Cod, or explore the myriad variety of camellias in bloom right... More

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

It’s mid November, but Los Angeles is summery and green. The thermometer in my car is showing 97F, but we haven’t completely given up. There are some nice fall colors just a little north of Los Angeles, so we took a short trip to the Bay Area. Our attention was captured by Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden– a non-profit horticultural foundation... More

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a lovely public gardens with interesting flowers and vegetables, which of course vary by season. Highly recommended.

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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Elizabeth Gamble was a Proctor and Gamble heiress. She gave her home and grounds to the city for a garden. The grounds are now a continuously changing garden, with rotating varying species flowers depending on the season. They also have a formal rose garden. It has become a well deserved popular site for outdoor weddings.

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Palo Alto, California
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is the place to hide, think, meditate, or do what you love doing. The Gamble garden is a beautiful, well maintained, garden in walking distance of downtown or Town&Country mall in Palo Alto. I love this place for its peace, quiet, plants, beautiful flowers, and awesome colors. Volunteer gardeners keep it beautiful in every season. At least once a... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Like the smallness and uniqueness of this garden. Unlike gardens which extend for miles and miles, this one is good for walking around in about half hour. Interesting local foliage and well made little niches.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a lovely place to chill out in, and there always seems to something out in every season. Originally, it was the garden of a substantial villa in the neighbourhood, and now it's devotingly maintained by a foundation and its volunteers. The property is laid out as a series of separate but connected mini-gardens, including a Victorian-style water garden,... More

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Mountain View, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I love this garden. I can spend 10 minutes or a couple of hours in it. It's packed with plants and flowers and a wonderful place to take photos. It's not as grand as Filoli, but on a closer look there is so much more to see with a wider variety of plants and you don't have to pay anything... More

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