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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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Beautiful garden free to the public.

This attractive garden and house that was owned by a former Proctor & Gamble family member has a wide array of flowering plants, fruits and trees that Elizabeth Gamble cultivated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Santa Rosa, California
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Winter Garden, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice garden which has a small free parking lot and is free to enter. There are a lot of beautiful flowers here and some picnic tables. A few ladies were enjoying their lunch at one of them. We walked around for about 20 minutes and were able to see everything. Its a great place to stop... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This attractive garden and house that was owned by a former Proctor & Gamble family member has a wide array of flowering plants, fruits and trees that Elizabeth Gamble cultivated. It is free to the public. Open during daylight hours. Very serene and peaceful setting. I saw many families taking graduation pictures and other photos. They have done an excellent... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful kept gardens and grounds surrounding historic old mansion of Gamble family. It's clear this is a treasured piece of land in Palo Alto. Serene and notable spot for locals to come take pictures of families and engagement photos, as well as pet photos!

Thank Lisa C
San Jose, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I really enjoy stopping here when I am in Palo Alto. It is very serene and beautiful. It is very nice to see a large variety of plants whether they are native or not (large native area). The flowers last weekend were absolutely beautiful.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We were looking for a space for an event and we found the Gamble House and Garden. I think they are know more for the beautiful space and garden but the house was perfect--great kitchen two nice large rooms and of course the wonderful grounds. We were surprised at how much was blooming in early February. And the staff was... More 

Thank Ryan C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Beautiful gardens, free to the public. Not a lot of land, but nicely prepared and displayed. Free parking. The Gamble house was closed for the holiday when I visited. Check the website for activities.

Thank Eric A
Palo Alto, California
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

If you had money in the late 1800s, you could live like this. The mansion is typical of the upper class "turn of the century" family. The garden was made to show off the family wealth since it obvilously took a full-time gardening staff to maintain. The grounds are segmented into different alcoves of related plants that are (of course)... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

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 

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Palo Alto
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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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

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