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“Small and interesting”

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
Ranked #8 of 41 things to do in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Like the smallness and uniqueness of this garden. Unlike gardens which extend for miles and miles, this one is good for walking around in about half hour. Interesting local foliage and well made little niches.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a lovely place to chill out in, and there always seems to something out in every season. Originally, it was the garden of a substantial villa in the neighbourhood, and now it's devotingly maintained by a foundation and its volunteers. The property is laid out as a series of separate but connected mini-gardens, including a Victorian-style water garden, a rose garden, a shade garden and an extensive series of demonstration gardens. It's free and open access, so one can easily drop by at any time. There is parking, but I'd encourage you to stay green by taking the short walk from downtown Palo Alto and admiring the characteristic domestic architecture and backyards along the way, or by biking along the conveniently close "bike boulevard" on Bryant St.

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

I love this garden. I can spend 10 minutes or a couple of hours in it. It's packed with plants and flowers and a wonderful place to take photos. It's not as grand as Filoli, but on a closer look there is so much more to see with a wider variety of plants and you don't have to pay anything to enjoy it. There are some picnic tables and nice clean restrooms. I go here often to detox from a busy week. It's really lovely.

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Enjoy a peaceful stroll in the gardens. Also a beautiful place to take some photos, read a book or sit and enjoy a coffee all for free.

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

It's a welcome place of comfort to drop by and see what is blooming and what is yet to bloom. What makes it even more special is how this garden is used by the children in the nearby Walter Hays Elementary School to learn about how to tend and grow a garden.
The Gamble Garden is one the those Palo Alto Treasures.

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