Monday, May 23, 2011

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden center, Palo Alto Ca


Gamble Garden is a non-profit community horticultural foundation. Located in Palo Alto, south of San Francisco, our 2.5 acre property includes an historic home, a carriage and tea house, and formal and demonstration gardens. We are open to the public every day of the year ~ for free!


Gamble Garden Mission Statement

The Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden is dedicated to preserving this 1902 Edwardian estate as an oasis of beauty and tranquility, providing a community resource for horticultural education, enjoyment and inspiration for people of all ages.
Core Values
The organization has core values and guiding principles that built it to this point and will lead it in the future.
Gamble Garden values the:
  • Preservation and appreciation of our historical heritage with a sensitivity to our environment and natural resources
  • Opportunity to learn and to educate by providing quality and relevant horticultural programs within a welcoming atmosphere
  • Integrity, dedication, and enthusiasm of talented volunteers and staff
  • Participation and support of people of all ages
  • Adherence to a sound and disciplined financial model
In order to achieve its purpose:
  • Offer the garden to the public at no charge every day of the year as an effective educational tool, an enjoyable aesthetic experience and as a place of historical significance.
  • Offer educational programs targeted to meet the needs of a diverse group of constituents including: children, adults, individuals with disabilities or special needs, gardeners, college students and horticultural professionals. Whenever possible, we seek to extend the reach and impact of our programs by collaborating with partners whose strengths are complementary.
  • Act as good stewards of the Gamble home and gardens, always seeking to implement best practices and to foster a climate of mutual trust and respect.

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Gardens: Open every day during daylight hours
Office: Open weekdays 9AM to noon
Admission: Free
Disabled access: Yes

Address and Contact Information
1431 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301
Tel: (650) 329-1356
Fax: (650) 329-1688
Email: or to contact the Board President:

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