Full Review: Charles Street Gardens

Charles Street Gardens is located near the Sunnyvale City offices on Charles Street between Iowa and Olive streets.  There is a large gate entrance on Charles Street but the real entrance is once you turn into the spacious free parking lot.



    Charles St Entrance Sign


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                Parking lot                     Main entrance to garden


The garden provides water, tools, hoses, water jugs, wheel barrows, compost – almost everything you can think of.


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Plots are supplied with hoses, water jugs and wheel barrows

Gardeners have planted flowers, fruit and vegetables.


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                   Flowers                          Apricots and flowers


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      Flowers and tomatoes                     Vegetables              


There are picnic tables for sitting and grabbing a bite to eat if you need a rest from gardening and a pergola or shady area to sit.  There are raised beds for differently-abled and senior gardeners.


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              Picnic tables                                 Pergola



       Raised garden plots


The garden also acts as a teaching and demonstration garden- they have free classes taught by the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County at this “benches in the round”.



 Benches for master classes


Bottom line this garden is a fun place to visit whether you have a plot or not!