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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 Garden

Gamble is nice spot for a garden walk or picnic. It is small and fairly quiet in a very nice neighborhood in Palo Alto.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Gamble is nice spot for a garden walk or picnic. It is small and fairly quiet in a very nice neighborhood in Palo Alto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Palo Alto is kind of depressing, so full of chichi stores and places which would like to seem so. It is refreshing to come across this garden hidden in a pleasant suburban neighbourhood within reach of the main drag. We visited in fall when many of the blooms were faded but it was still a restful and unpretentious place, and... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Pretty, small garden good to take a stroll during the day. Of course there is a drought now so everyone is struggling in the garden areas. They are doing some great work conserving water here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely location to spend a few minutes or as long as you want. A great place to take a break and just breathe.

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Portola Valley, California
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not there long enough. Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center is not really an area for a restaurant. One is there but the Garden and Shop steal the show away from the dining room

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

i live within walking distance to Gamble garden and frequently go to see what is growing where..sun or shade ..and what is in season at various times. they also have a garden expert on hand to answer questions on Fridays ..so if something is eating your roses you can take a leaf over for inspection and advise. whats not to... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 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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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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