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Last week we enjoyed a lovely morning at Elizabeth F Gamble Gardens in Palo Alto.  I never really think of this spot as a good toddler hang-out–it’s an historic building and a couple of acres of formal and demonstration gardens for the serious horticulturist–but it actually makes a great destination for little ones.  As well as the amazing flowers there are hidden pathways to explore, sundials and magic fountains to discover, insects to examine, and shrub bunnies to uncover.

I would suggest using this plan to create a treasure hunt for your kids. Afterwards, you can picnic in the Grand Oak Area which has tables and a neat natural children’s playhouse to keep little ones occupied.

The Monkey admiring the spring flowers

You can find the gardens at 1431 Waverley Street, open every day during daylight hours.  Entrance is free for all.  Just make sure to keep your kids on the marked pathways and respect the time and effort that has gone into creating the beautiful displays.

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