Where else can one take flight under the cap of a colossal mushroom, spin in a giant strawberry, twirl in enormous garlic bulb, ride a huge artichoke or swing in a big banana? Gilroy Gardens is a place for kids and their parents to enjoy rides, food and fascinating foliage under the sun. Originally owned by the Bonfante family, the attractions include six spectacular gardens with unusual landscape architecture, circus trees, rare topiaries and colorful flowerbeds.
In 2001, the Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park opened for its inaugural season as California's only horticulture theme park!
19 Rides — 27 Attractions — 6 Majestic Gardens
Unique among theme parks, Gilroy Gardens offers something for every member of the family — rides, attractions, theme gardens, food concessions, an event plaza, and some very unusual trees.
Event Planning with Bonfante Gardens
The Gilroy Gardens staff has a 20-year tradition of serving up the finest picnics in Silicon Valley. Certainly the perfect setting for small company, club or organization summer meetings.
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a wonderful place to bring your extended family, club, organization or just a group of friends.
Dreaming of a beautiful garden wedding, complete with gorgeous flowers and plants and the serene sounds of a creek or waterfall in the background? Gilroy Gardens offers a unique wedding setting for the king and queen of the day. Choose from Claudia's Garden, Creekside Terrace and the Event Plaza.
The Gilroy Gardens Birthday Party Package includes discount admission to the park, full use of the private decorated patio for three hours, and an All-You-Can-Eat meal including Hot Dogs, Macaroni & Cheese, Chips, Soda and a birthday cupcake. Sorry no outside food or cakes.
Experience camping in an exciting and safe environment combining the beauty of magnificent gardens with the appeal and excitement of a traditional family theme park. This event includes a wonderful camping facility, admission to Gilroy Gardens, special Camp Night patch, a docent talk and educational activity and a Camp Night Showcase!
Jr. Horticulture Day
In 2004, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park introduced the first Junior Horticulture Day. Under the guidance of countless community members, teachers and volunteers, Junior Horticulture Day was created to offer students the opportunity learn and experience first hand the importance trees and plants play in everyone's daily life.
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