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Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden

1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-329-1356
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Gardens
Activities: Picnicking, Leisure education
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Adelaide, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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54 reviews 54 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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43 reviews 43 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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London
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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Not sure if I'd recommend to go out of your way to visit the Gamble garden, but it's a nice quiet place with plenty of shade, fountains, flowers and benches to relax and enjoy. Our kids love to take a break here during a bikeride and run around the paths and look at the fountains. Recommended if you find yourself... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I often stop by here and take a few moments to relax and enjoy the scenery. Very nice and may GOD bless her soul for such a gift to the community.

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Reno Nevada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A group of us went to Palo Alto for the annual garden tour and it included a tour of the Gamble garden and house. Palo Alto is a treat for garden lovers and this event was well organized.

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California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
13 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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