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Celebrate the best of spring

Join us for the 38th Annual Spring Tour on April 26th and 27th, 2024

Tour five private gardens and be inspired by their beauty on April 26 & 27, 10 am-4 pm.

Before or after your self-guided tour, visit Gamble Garden for an unparalleled shopping experience at the Marketplace featuring local vendors, our signature Over The Garden Fence sale of vintage items, and a Gamble-grown plant sale. Bid on unique items at our Silent Auction. Shop for unique garden-related gifts and get advice from horticultural resources. Enjoy refreshments while live music serenades you.

All activities at Gamble Garden are free; tickets are required to tour the private gardens.

Purchase Spring Tour Tickets

PRESALE: $45 General Admission | $40 Groups 12+ | $35 Member Admission
DAY-OF: $55 (No discounts available)

Become a member today during check-out with a donation of $80+

Garden Tour

  • This is a ticketed self-guided garden tour of five private Palo Alto gardens with free activities and shopping at Gamble Garden on April 26 & 27, 10am-4pm.
  • Tour booklets are available at Gamble Garden and each private garden during the event. 
  • Docents are stationed at each garden to help answer questions. 
  • You may begin your tour at any of the five gardens. 
  • You do not need to visit all five gardens on the same day. Keep your wristband to enter the remaining gardens. 


  • All five gardens are located in Palo Alto. Addresses to the five private gardens will be sent to ticketholders on April 15. 
  • Two gardens are 1/4 mile away from Gamble Garden and 1/2 mile from each other. The next group of three gardens is about 1 mile away, with two gardens nearly across the street from each other, and 1/2 mile from another.
  • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden is located at 1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301


  • Parking is limited to neighborhood streets at the private gardens.
  • One disabled person placard parking space is reserved outside each private garden.
  • Gamble Garden has two parking lots. One is accessible from Waverley Street, the other from Churchill Ave. There is street parking surrounding Gamble. 


  • PRESALE: $45 General | $35 Member | $40 Groups 12+
  • DAY-OF: $55 (no discounts available)
  • Group discount applies when 12 or more tickets are added to your cart.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and 100% tax-deductible.
  • This event is rain or shine. 
  • Tickets are distributed by email.
  • A Tour Ticket permits entry into each of the five private gardens on the tour.
  • Tickets may be used on either day of the tour.
  • You do not need to visit all five houses on the same day. Keep your wristband to enter the remaining gardens. 
  • You do not need a ticket to visit Gamble Garden during Spring Tour on April 26 & 27, 10am-4pm.


  • All private gardens on the tour are suitable for people who use walkers, but none are suitable for wheelchairs. All Spring Tour activities at Gamble Garden are fully accessible.
  • There is one space reserved for disabled person parking placards at each private garden. 
  • At Gamble Garden there are two disabled person parking placard spaces, one in each lot. One lot is located off Waverley St near Embarcadero and the other off Churchill Ave. 


Pre-Purchase Boxed Lunch

  • This year, Gamble’s boxed lunch features delicious salads from Palo Alto’s hidden-gem restaurant, Fambrini’s Cafe.
  • Boxed lunches are available to pre-order for either Friday or Saturday with pick-up 11am-1pm at Gamble Garden. A limited number will be for sale day-of.
  • Boxed lunches must be ordered for either Friday or Saturday. 
  • No refunds. All sales are final. We can accommodate date change requests until April 10.
  • Members do not receive a discount on boxed lunch.



  • Good Vibe Salad (vegan & vegetarian) with organic greens, roasted beets, mango, red grapes, pumpkin seeds, brown rice, carrots, quinoa, balsamic vinaigrette (730 calories).

Salad +Chicken

  • Roasted Beets, Grilled Chicken & Quinoa Salad with kale, organic spinach, grilled chicken, avocado, roasted beets, quinoa, goat cheese, candied walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette (870 calories).

Sorry, we cannot accommodate special requests or changes to the salad ingredients. 

Lunch at Gamble

  • Tables and chairs will be available at Gamble Garden.
  • You may bring your own lunch to enjoy at Gamble Garden. 
  • There is a public park next to us at Churchill Ave and Cowper Street with a grass lawn to enjoy a picnic. Bring your own picnic supplies and enjoy.
  • No eating allowed in the private gardens.