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Chinese Heritage Garden

It is popularly known as Chinese Heritage Garden. Big garden with walking path and benches for... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2015
venkatesh501
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Belgaum, India
Peaceful Walk

This is a beautiful , quiet place. IT is dried up now because of the California water shortage... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2015
patricia49er
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San Jose, California
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25 Aug 2016
“Pretty sad place”
1 Aug 2015
“Chinese Heritage Garden”
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Overfelt Gardens, also home to the Chinese Cultural Gardens, offers visitors natural wildlife sanctuaries amid a peaceful pond setting surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs and flowering plants.
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2145 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95133
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

Pretty much nothing left here. The ponds are dried up completely. Grass is dried up as well and not kept. It is rather peaceful here though. Plenty of free parking. I see some elder people here taking their walks.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank John H
Reviewed August 1, 2015

It is popularly known as Chinese Heritage Garden. Big garden with walking path and benches for weekend picnics of families. The garden remains closed on Monday and open between 10.00am to sunset. There are ponds but there is no water due to drought declared in...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank venkatesh501
Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a beautiful , quiet place. IT is dried up now because of the California water shortage. Still a nice place to take a lunch or snack to a quiet afternoon. Nice walking trails. There are no place to BBQ or kids playground. But...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank patricia49er
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Overfelt Gardens, which is a free attraction in San Jose, is a very nice place to go. I saw the sign pointing to Overfelt Gardens and decided to go see it. I was surprised how nice the 33 acres park is. There is a nice...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank mini
Reviewed August 14, 2014

Overfelt Gardens has been hit hard by budget cuts and the devastating drought. You can see some trees, grasses and weeds but the park is mostly dirt and the ponds are all gone except for 1 large muddy puddle which is home to easily 40-50...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Turtle2Pond
Reviewed August 14, 2014

They had three ponds, two dried up. This is really sickening when you see the sidewalks and streets getting watered elsewhere in San Jose. The one remaining pond has geese, ducks and turtles, all in filthy water. The grounds are huge and were impressive at...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Victoria L
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The gardens are large and so beautiful! But there's trash all around, a broken sprinkler, and a river that doesn't have any water in it. From what I could tell, a budget cut has caused this garden to become under maintained. It was heart breaking....More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank GeliseSE
Reviewed November 29, 2012

A hidden garden that do not get much visitors. However, that is the beauty of it. Secluded, clean, peaceful, beautiful, and full of history. In here, you will find the Chinese Cultural Garden, Mildred Overfelt's old house (this used to be her dairy farm), a...More

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank Ecilaluvitall
Reviewed October 6, 2011

I went to this park on a whim due to need for some physical activity, and was plesantly suprised. It's nice, clean, peaceful park for a walk- there're lots of ducks/geese, ponds, beautiful trees including an area full of palm trees. You'll also find a...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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