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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Where fun grows on trees!

Gilroy Gardens is a truly magical wonderland for families with young kids. As you stroll through the park, you’ll discover over 40 fun rides and attractions nestled among majestic gardens and over 10,000 trees.

Big Blooms. Big Splashes. Big Fun.

From the return of the Fantastical Flowers Spring Celebration to the grand opening of the Lakeside Splash water play area and luxury cabanas, there are big things going on at Gilroy Gardens in 2024! Special immersive events include The Great Big BOO for Halloween, North Pole Nights during the holiday season, and a fantastic fireworks show on New Year’s Eve.

Rides and Attractions

Many of the rides throughout the park were inspired by the region’s agricultural and historic past—from the Mushroom Swing and Garlic Twirl to the Timber Twister and Quicksilver Express Mine Coaster. There are plenty of gentle rides too, like Bulgy the Goldfish and Balloon Flight, for the youngest kids to enjoy. Other favorites include the Illions Supreme Carousel, Bonfante Railroad, and South County Backroads.

Pitch-n-Win features carnival-style games with fun prizes, while The Green Barn is a unique space where families can explore art and nature together. And you can even pilot a Duck or Swan Paddle Boat across Coyote Lake!

Gorgeous Gardens

Be sure to take a stroll through the park’s six unique gardens, including the serene Claudia’s Garden, the lush Camellia Garden, and the tropical Monarch Garden (housed inside a 60-foot-tall greenhouse).

Circus Trees

The world-famous Circus Trees were originally grafted and shaped by Axel Erlandson in the 1920s, then rescued and replanted by Michael Bonfante. Today, 19 of these incredible living sculptures—including the park’s iconic Basket Tree as well as others like the Arch Tree and the Four-Legged Giant—can be found throughout the park. Visit California named the Circus Trees one of the state’s “Hidden Gems.”

Summer Splash Party at Water Oasis

At Water Oasis, kids get to splash and play—while grownups kick back and relax in comfy cabanas and Adirondack chairs. Water Oasis is included with regular park admission.

Park Info

For an updated park calendar, ticket and membership pricing, and more information, visit the Gilroy Gardens website.

INSIDER TIP: Members make the most magical memories! Premium Members enjoy the ultimate Gilroy Gardens experience all year long: unlimited daytime visits, free parking, Bring-a-Friend-Free Fridays, in-park discounts on food and merchandise, and free admission to special events like Halloween and the new North Pole Nights holiday celebration.

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3050 Hecker Pass Hwy | Gilroy, CA 95020

Top 5 Don't-Miss at
Gilroy Gardens


Water Oasis

Enjoy bigger splashes, bigger smiles, and bigger fun at the coolest place to play in Gilroy.


Bonfante Railroad

Take a relaxing ride around the park through redwood groves and a tropical rainforest.


South County Backroads

Let the kids take the wheel and explore country roads in vintage classic cars.


Basket Tree

Get up close with this living masterpiece made up of six sycamore trees carefully hand-woven together.


Duck and Swan Paddle Boats

Pedal a stately swan or darling duck across a peaceful lake.