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There are so many ways to enjoy Gamble Garden—from the big moments to the small. It’s a place to share a first kiss – as well as the first kiss of married life. Children see the magic of growing plants, and would-be gardeners of all stripes learn from our Master Gardeners and horticultural reference library. Plan a visit with the whole family, or just take your lunch break in the Garden to get back a few moments of the day.

When visiting, please abide by our visitor policies. Click here to view.
All unvaccinated visitors are required to wear masks. To view the current COVID-19 guidelines from the City of Palo Alto and Santa Clara County, please click here.

To view a self-guided tour and map of Gamble Garden, click here.
To learn more about our famous Camellias, click here.
To learn more about our Watershed Garden, click here.

Admission is FREE everyday

1431 Waverley Street
Palo Alto CA 94301
Tel: 650-329-1356
Fax: 650-329-1688
Email: [email protected]


Garden Hours
Open every day during daylight hours.
Garden is disabled accessible.
Home, library and office hours
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
Guidelines for Photographers and Artists
Download our guidelines for photographers and artists.


Gamble Garden provides monthly public tours on the third Tuesday of the month.  Your group may sign up online for this tour.

If your group prefers a private tour on another day or time, please fill out the “Group Visit Request Form.”

Group tours – 9 AM to 5 PM M-F and 9 AM – 12 noon on weekends. Subject to the availability of our guides.  Please specify two or three dates and times for your group.

Fee: Free to members.  $10 per person for non-members. Groups of 12 or more $8 per non-member. Children age 3-17 are $5 per person.  Under 3, no charge.

Group Size max is 24.

Tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.  Your reservation is not confirmed until payment has been received. Nonrefundable.  

Children are welcome.  Strollers must be left outside during the indoor portion of the tour.

Masks are required for all visitors during the indoor portion of the tour.  Masks are requested for all unvaccinated visitors for the duration of your visit.

Picnic facilities – we have two large picnic tables available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There is a city park adjacent to Gamble Garden.

Please click here to download our Guidelines for Docent-led Tours at Gamble Garden.

Group Visit Request Form

To schedule a docent-led tour at Gamble Garden, please read our Group Tour Info Sheet, our Garden Etiquette and Rules and complete the form below. A member of the Tours Committee will be in touch to schedule your tour.

Visit Form

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