Elizabeth F Gamble Botanical Gardens

The Elizabeth F Gamble Botanical Gardens is a wonderful venue for taking pictures of plants and all types of foliage. I'm a particular fan of their lovely benches, mellow atmosphere, and wide diversity of flowers. Combined with the accessibility of this place, and specifically the notable lack of any windy and long drives up steep hills, its really hard not to enjoy ones self here.

Whereas the Russian Ridge is more landscape / scenic, the focus here might end up being more on plants. A word of advice - if you have a friend who owns a macro lens, you might find it even more fun. If you happen to have a Canon SLR and want to try mine out for a few shots, just let me know.

I don't think there is a parking lot here, however, there is plenty of easy parking to find on the streets surrounding the Garden. And, one other thing - there are no washrooms. That being said, there are washrooms in nearby coffee shops (like Philz coffee for example, one of my favorite places!).

I am happy to offer rides for people who are roughly between Mountain View and Palo Alto and wouldn't be able to come otherwise. Lets get shooting!

Information:

http://www.gamblegarden.org/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/elizabeth-f-gamble-garden-palo-alto-2

map of the garden: http://www.gamblegarden.org/map-of-gamble-garden/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Cathy T.

    I posted a few more photos from the botanical gardens in which I used my old Pentax SLR; not too shabby for an old windup camera!

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope you go back because I would love to join you The pictures are lovely!!

    May 27, 2013

  • Shirley

    Great choice for nature photography. Thanks, Ben. Enjoyed meeting everyone. And I'm learning so much from seeing others' photos. Looking forward to next Saturday's outing.

    2 · May 26, 2013

  • Monica

    Thanks again Ben for organizing!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Ben B.

    Hi guys,
    FYI, there's no water fountain, it's an enclosure with a roof!

    May 25, 2013

  • Rita

    Had a great time! Thank you Ben. Until next meet up.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Thomas L.

    Excellent suggestion from Ben. I am really glad that I went to this meetup.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Rita

    Lovely place!

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Cathy T.

    Thanks Ben! I had a great time and looking forward to the next outing.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ben, Thanks for organizing the meetup. It was very well coordinated and I got some beautiful shots. I don't see an "upload photos" icon, is this a setting you need to turn on?

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Rita

    Bunny or anyone interested I'm carpooling from San Jose. Call or txt my cell[masked] 6465. I'll be leaving close to 4:45.

    May 25, 2013

    • tiffany c.

      sorry, can't make it for 4:30 to your place. i will drive up there myself.

      May 25, 2013

    • Rita

      Okay no worries!

      May 25, 2013

  • Karthik

    Out of station for this weekend. Hopefully the next meetup.

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Karthik R.

      Sure, Just let me know what time to come to your place!.. I'm thinking 4.30pm ?

      May 25, 2013

    • Rita

      Sounds like a plan.

      May 25, 2013

  • Rita

    Sorry do you want to carpool

    May 25, 2013

  • judielaine

    I've 6 GB of images to edit from my trip to the Eastern Sierras. I've no room for any more photos!

    May 24, 2013

  • Uttaran D.

    Hello, Would be nice to meet you all!

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Rita

    Same here Ben. I'll be carpooling with Monica from San Jose. If anyone interested.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Ben B.

    Hi all: Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Feel free to call for any reason:[masked]

    May 24, 2013

  • Eugene R.

    Sorry change of plans. Can not attend this one.

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would really like to go but have plans. Can you do some earlier in the day and not always Saturday evening?

    1 · May 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just every once in a while would be great!

      May 19, 2013

    • Rita

      Yeah, would be nice to be as early as 2 or early mornings. I understand that the sun can be an impediment but perhaps some times. Thank you, Ben!

      May 23, 2013

  • Eli

    Not sure if I will be able to make it, but I hope I do

    May 20, 2013

  • David K.

    Never been there! Looking forward to this trip. Are tripods allowed?

    May 18, 2013

    • Ben B.

      I dont know... I imagine so! can't think of a reason not to have them...

      May 19, 2013

  • Liz S.

    Luckily I work in PA so I should be a me to make this meetup, will be my first one! :)

    May 18, 2013

  • Yvonne

    Not going to be able to make it this time! Have fun and post pics!

    May 18, 2013

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