So you decided to visit Silicon Valley and/or San Francisco and want to know where to go. Here is a hand full of places you can visit during your stay. Of course there is plenty more to do and see then what’s listed below, but this should be a good start for you
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.