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Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden

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Address: 1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-3640
Phone Number: 650-329-1356

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A hiiden gem of tranquility in Palo Alto!

The Gamble gardens are definitely worth visiting. There is no admission fee, and for those who like history and gardening this is the perfect place. When we visiting in late July... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lima, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Gamble gardens are definitely worth visiting. There is no admission fee, and for those who like history and gardening this is the perfect place. When we visiting in late July, there were only a few other visitors, and we mainly had the gardens to ourselves. The place is very well maintained, and the collection of plants, and flowers is... More 

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Wellington, Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Palo Alto and my mother sill lives in the home that I spent my formative years. The Garden is an effort and collaboration by many volunteers. I have wheeled my mother through the gardens many times to view the beautiful flowers and shrubs. The Gamble home adjoins the Garden and is worth visiting and viewing. There... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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
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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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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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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.

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Palo Alto, California
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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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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 

Thank WYbirdwatcher

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