Visiting Palo Alto Help Desk
You can visit our Palo Alto help desk at Gamble Garden in Palo Alto for in-person gardening advice or to have a plant problem identified. It’s recommended to call before coming to the office.
Fridays, 1–4 pm
February through November
(Closed December & January)
650-329-1356 extension 205
Note: Before you come in, please review our plant diagnosis questions to gather information that will let us better assist you.
Bringing in samples
- Samples with live insects should be placed in a sealed container, such as a glass jar or plastic bag.
- Bring enough plant material to work with for diagnosis which means including both healthy and unhealthy tissue.
- Bring recent samples, not old, dried out material.
- Please do NOT include wet paper towels in bags with plant samples.
Elizabeth Gamble Garden
1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301