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Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden

1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Gardens
Activities: Picnicking, Leisure education
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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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1,489 reviews 1,489 reviews
948 attraction reviews
915 helpful votes 915 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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55 reviews 55 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

When we visited in late May, roses and lavender were in full bloom. The wisteria area looked lush but flowering was over. Some beds, particularly those leading to the gazebo, were very well planted and exuberant while other areas looked neglected and somewhat bare. There were many different "rooms" with different types of plantings and quite a few plants were... More

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Menlo Park, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

These gardens are a great thing to have so close to the middle of town, and if you live near by even better. This is a spot I recommend to people from out of town who just want to walk around Palo Alto, starting and ending in downtown.

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