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A pleasant little garden with flowers essentially year-round

This is a small garden -- presumably the grounds of the mansion [house] now serving as garden... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Brent T
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San Jose, California
Garden walk

Small but engaging,good use of a little spare time. Collection a mix of produce and ornamentals... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
WG O
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The Sea Ranch, California
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is a small garden -- presumably the grounds of the mansion [house] now serving as garden office -- some beds are continually replanted so that most all the year there are flowers blooming, some beds are mostly or all perennials that may or may...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Small but engaging,good use of a little spare time. Collection a mix of produce and ornamentals. Wedding setup blocked off house, may return.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WG O
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Well-labeled garden with many different plants from various low precipitation regions of the world. It was inspiring to witness what can be accomplished without a lot of water. We visited at mid-day, so not exactly conducive for bird-watching, but we did see a humming bird...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Traveller2010NYC
Reviewed May 16, 2018

This is a lovely garden spot to visit with amazing roses, poppies, orchids, cacti, as well as an herb garden. It's also great fun to walk through the inside of the house which is all free of charge.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paula W
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Great garden with beautiful flowers, you can buy flowers also. A great place to walk around and relax and even eat lunch there too!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

This was such an interesting garden to walk through. Very well kept, and such a large variety of plants to view. It was inspiring, and restful. If we didn't have to fly home, I would have purchased some of the wonderful offerings. We did come...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

These are lovely gardens in the middle of a Palo Alto neighborhood. It is free to walk through and gain a bit of peace in the middle of your busy life. Children love visiting here, and gardeners and non-gardeners appreciate the fantastic plantings.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank alemmenes
Reviewed January 21, 2018

No matter what time of year you wander into Gamble Gardens if's always a lovely experience. My favorite is the spring when the blossoms are blooming and tulips and iris are making their appearance. Even when the flowers are not in bloom, it is peaceful...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 263joanr
Reviewed January 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marybart
Reviewed September 21, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Karunia
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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
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