Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Elizabeth Gamble Garden


The Elizabeth Gamble Garden, located in Palo Alto, California, covers two and a half acres and includes an historic home and carriage house.  The home was built in 1902 by Edwin Percy Gamble, son of the co-founder of the Proctor and Gamble company.  His daughter, Elizabeth, bequeathed the estate to the city of Palo Alto in 1971.

Today, visitors can see fruit trees, a gazebo, herb garden, Mediterranean garden, rose garden, wisteria garden, and woodland garden.

The garden is open daily from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.


  1. Co-founder of Proctor and Gamble - wow!

  2. Hi Sherry - I'm sure it'll be a special tiny space of brilliant gardening ... must be be delightful - cheers and Happy New Year - Hilary

  3. It looks like a good place for pictures.

    1. Yes. I bet you'd do some great photography there.

  4. That's a nice donation to Palo Alto. Sounds quaint and lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  5. It's always good when those who have made a commercial fortune are ready to give something back!
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  6. Beautiful, especially those Wisteria's. They always makes me think of my parents who had a gorgeous one in the backyard. They both babied it with such loving care, until Mom died, and then Dad managed for awhile.
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  7. Oh very interesting garden darling