Willed to the City of Palo Alto by Elizabeth F. Gamble in 1981, Gamble Garden features a 1902 Colonial/Georgian Revival house and formal, working and demonstration gardens. The historic 2.5-acre property is now a nonprofit community horticultural foundation and places an emphasis on education as well as aesthetic beauty. The estate also includes a carriage house, teahouse, tool house, greenhouse and a gazebo. The gardens are open to the public for free each day during daylight hours, and the house is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Docent tours also are available Monday through Friday.
1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto; 650-329-1356; gamblegarden.org