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Soak in the Calm and Beauty of Gamble Garden

What better way to celebrate Earth Day 2014 than to soak in the calm and beauty of Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden.

• free admission
• wear comfortable clothing for walking outdoors
• wheelchair accessible
• all ages are welcome
• bring water and snacks (optional)

For those who are interested, let's have lunch at Oren's Hummus Shop!  I will not be there so look for Adam Hoffman!

Meet at noon

Oren's Hummus Shop
261 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 

About Elizabeth Gamble

In 1901, Edwin Percy Gamble, son of the co-founder of Procter & Gamble Co., visited Palo Alto when his eldest son enrolled at Stanford University. One year later, he moved his family from Kentucky to Palo Alto. The Main House and Carriage House were built in 1902 for the Gamble family by C. A. Bates, a San Jose contractor, for the sum of $6,039. It was the first house constructed south of Embarcadero Road, with the exception of the Seale Ranch. The Gamble family had four children: James, George, Elizabeth Frances, and Launcelot. The sons were graduates of Stanford University. Elizabeth attended Stanford for one year before transferring to and graduating from Wellesley College.

After college, Elizabeth spent the remainder of her life in the Gamble house. Her gardens became known throughout the community and she shared them generously. In 1971 Miss Gamble gave the estate to the City of Palo Alto with the stipulation that she and her brother, George, could live there throughout their lives. George died in 1972 and Elizabeth in 1981 at the age of 92. In 1985 the Palo Alto City Council approved a plan to lease the estate to the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden. The non-profit foundation has restored the formal gardens to the original plans, laid out the demonstration and working gardens, added irrigation, paths, and lighting. Necessary structural repairs have been made to the existing buildings, and the horticulturist’s office, tool house and a gazebo have been added.

More About Elizabeth Gamble Garden

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  • Alisa Kumiko R.

    I'm here by the carriage house.

    April 19, 2014

    • Alisa Kumiko R.

      I'm wearing yellow sweater and brown skirt and a sun hat

      April 19, 2014

    • Alisa Kumiko R.

      I take that back. I'm at the main house

      April 19, 2014

  • Adam H.

    I'm at Oren's. Can I get a quick head count of the people planning on meeting me here?

    April 19, 2014

  • leonora c.

    Happy Easter everyone. I will not make it this sat. see you all next time. Taking the kids for Easter Egg Hunt.

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Alisa Kumiko R.

      Happy Easter to you too, Leonora! See you next time!

      April 17, 2014

  • Adam H.

    Anyone up for meeting at Oren's Hummus shop for lunch at noon prior to this event?

    1 · April 11, 2014

    • Tiffany

      Oh are you thinking about biking to the event that is a great idea. What path are you taking? We would be up for Oren before or after as well.

      April 14, 2014

    • Adam H.

      So depending on whether I have to go in to work that morning, I'll either be taking Central/Alma to Charleston, then Park and associated bike route all the way, or taking Bayshore to Channing via a crossing at Embarcadero. Shall we aim for meeting at Oren's at or before 12:30, then?

      April 15, 2014

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