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Garden Rules

The Garden is open 7 days a week, from dawn to dusk.

  • Enjoy the garden and stay as long as you like during daylight hours.
  • For groups of over 6 people, inform the office at least one week in advance of your visit.
  • Obey the private event signs and other signage.
  • Stay on the paths.
  • Supervise children under your care.
  • Leashed dogs must stay on pathways. Clean up after your pet.
  • Use our waste bins located near the gazebo.
  • Do not climb on trees, shrubs, stones, walls, fences, or fountains.
  • Do not move, cut, or harvest any plant material or plant labels.
  • Do not use the lawns for gatherings.
  • Do not block paths for other visitors.
  • Do not audibly disturb other visitors. No amplified music or drums, without permission from the staff.
  • No running.
  • No riding bicycles, skateboards, or similar devices.
  • No smoking.
  • Use the Palo Alto public park on the corner of Churchill and Cowper for recreation and gatherings.
  • Artists, use drop cloths and clean your brushes offsite.
  • Photographers, observe the guidelines above and ask your clients to observe them.

Gamble Garden is a private horticultural garden, not a city park. If a group or individual is disruptive they may be asked to leave at any time.

For more information, call: 650-329-1356

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