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Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

In 1977 Michael Bonfante opened the Nob Hill Family Park for employees of his grocery chain to enjoy.  That family park was the seed that grew into the park that we have today.

Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

While the Bonfante name may no longer be on the park it lives on here at the Bonfante Falls.

Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

Bonfante Falls is a part of the park that is landscaped around five different waterfalls with pathways that go all around and under the water.

Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

Here are my fellow adventurers Travis, Andrew and Amanda taking in the wonder of Gilroy Gardens.

Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

Here is one of the many circus trees that reside at Gilroy Gardens.  These amazing trees  were created by a man named Axel Erlandson who created these living works of art by grafting trees.  Axel created a roadside attraction showcasing his trees that by the mid 1980's was struggling.  Michael Bonfante purchased twenty-four of the creations and they became a large attraction at his slowly growing park.



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