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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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Great local garden with an abundance of plants and lovely walkways

I live very close by but still enjoy taking out of town guesthere to enjoy the well maintained and lovely gardens that are well labeled. This is my go to place for photo shoots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
San Francisco, CA
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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300 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The primary purpose for my visit was birding, knowing that floral displays would be minimal at this time of year. Even though the grounds are so well manicured that there is little cover for ground-loving birds, I did spot 18 species in the trees and bushes during the couple hours I spent there. Folks in the office were very friendly.... More 

Thank WYbirdwatcher
Palo Alto
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not worth a drive- maybe a walk if you live nearby- certainly not a fly- very disappointing. Honestly with so many gorgeous gardens, from Stanfprd Shopping Center to Fiolli in Woodside, why go here?

Thank Susons
San Francisco, CA
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I live very close by but still enjoy taking out of town guesthere to enjoy the well maintained and lovely gardens that are well labeled. This is my go to place for photo shoots. I've taken many holiday portraits and recently took quite a few graduation photos here. It is also a great venue for craft shows, garden tours, and... More 

Thank kwong
Springfield, Oregon
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Visited based on trip advisor recommendations. This is a nicely kept up old styled garden adjacent to a historic house. Setting is a quiet neighborhood and it is obvious the garden gets a lot of attention. Our timing, November, was not conducive to seeing a lot of flowers but there was more than enough interest given the various separate garden... More 

Thank jn1952
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I am interested in historic houses and have been to Gamble house (i am from L A) a few times. So excited to find Gamble Garden. I called and found out that they are open today. The lady on the phone sounded friendly enough so i was excited to see it today, November 11, 2015. When we arrived, there weren't... More 

Thank evafrancis
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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

Thank Krc320
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150 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
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 

Thank Reflectorgo
Parsippany, New Jersey
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Nancy G
Boston, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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.

1 Thank blondechickma
Portola Valley, California
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42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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

Thank mocheB20A

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