Ages: 3 and up
Cost: see website for details
Parking: Yes - $10 per vehicle
Features: Picnic Area, Stroller Rental, Shop, Restaurant, Water Feature, Snack Stand, Restrooms, Lockers, Handicap Accessible, Family Friendly, Discounts
Gilroy Gardens is a unique horticulture theme park with over 40 rides set among full garden displays and exhibits. Typically open from the first of March through the end of August, with weekend operations September through November, the park also runs an annual Holiday Lights attraction during the weekends of December.
- Splash Garden has four water unique features for full splashing fun.
- Bonfante Falls is a waterfall feature not requiring a bathing suit.
- Splash and Squirt is a water play area for wee ones, located conveniently across from the kiddie rides.
- Gardens and agricultural exhibits
Birthday party packages are available for groups of 15 or more. Prices vary, but all include discounted park admission, two hours of celebration time in the decorated patio, and an all-you-can-eat meal including drink and birthday cupcake.
Gilroy Gardens offers Camp Nights amidst the beautiful park's gardens. Father's Day Camp, Halloween Camp, and Garlic Festival Camp Nights are amongst the many available. Scout groups may also arrange to camp during specific scout weekends.
Reviewed on 06/03/2011
It is definitely worth the two hour drive to spend a day at Gilroy Gardens! The park is family friendly, affordable, clean, and beautifully landscaped. Some of you may know the park from its previous name, Bonfante Gardens. The park was originally designed to educate visitors about horticulture.
Gilroy Gardens Theme Park features 21 rides, 27 attractions, and 6 majestic gardens, appealing to all-ages. The park never feels...more
Reviewed on 05/30/2011
This is one of the "hidden treasures" in California. It is THE best family amusement park for families with young children. Great rides for the kids and a beautiful park for everyone to enjoy. Even if you don't have kids you should go just to check out the park - beautiful trees and plants. An awesome day!