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Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden

1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-3640
+1 650-329-1356
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Delightful Place for a Stroll

You can't visit Palo Alto without coming here - it's a spectacular garden that was resurrected... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kauai, Hawaii
Quiet in the middle of busy Embarcadero Road

The gardens are so pretty and I appreciated all of the plant identification signs. The different... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Sharon L
Palo Alto, California
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“old house” (3 reviews)
1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-3640
+1 650-329-1356
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't visit Palo Alto without coming here - it's a spectacular garden that was resurrected about 30 years ago into the elegant and gorgeous place it is now -- just imagine that this house used to be the only house in the area, it's...More

Thank Marybart
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The gardens are so pretty and I appreciated all of the plant identification signs. The different sections of the garden allow for peaceful contemplation. Although the gardens themselves are open to the public for free until sundown, the house , offices and restrooms are open...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The beautiful grounds and gardens are spread out over a few city blocks and anchored by an authentic 19th century craftsman style mini-mansion. If you like period architecture a stroll in the adjacent neighborhood will give you views of an historic era.

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A good opportunity to visit a garden that was designed and what an effort was required to well maintain it.

1  Thank Elizur
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This is a small garden it is nice for a quick stroll but noting special. It is free including parking which is a big plus.

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The garden is so beautiful! I have visited it twice, first time it was tulips in full bloom and the next time it was wisteria. Both the visits, I found the garden to be very peaceful and quiet. It's very well maintained and they keep...More

Thank ExplorerSB
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Beautiful location to look at a flower and vegetable garden. Popular photography destination (for both the flowers and as a portrait backdrop). Staff extremely helpful in answering questions.

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of the special reasons for living in Palo Alto. Beautiful gardens where you can spend a few minutes or hours just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful flowers and environment. Special events and weddings are also held at the gardens. You couldn't ask...More

Thank Iamalwayslost
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a 2 hour max visit. Nice gardens, well maintained, surrounding a limited access restored grand old house. Easy, free parking.

Thank billcScottsdale
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Low key, old fashion way to spend a couple of hours, strolling around these lovely gardens. There is no charge and a donation would likely be welcome. Located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Palo Alto, easy parking.

1  Thank bnadine
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26 April 2016|
Response from kwong | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karunia, Welcome to Palo Alto. Gamble Garden. is a lovely with paths somewhat pebbly. I'm pretty sure wheelchairs could be pushed through the main areas but not through the vegetable gardens. there are small parking... More