This morning I decided to check out the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park and I absolutely fell in love! I guess you need to guard your heart when you visit any garden this time of year, but this one really took my breath away.
The complex includes a number of artist-in-residence with permanent stalls and work places and has a beautiful garden which fills each courtyard. I had heard of this place before, but had not received a strong enough recommendation to prioritize a visit. Let me be that strong recommendation for you, if you are near Menlo Park you need to visit this place! It’s only open from 10-5, Monday-Saturday and many of the artist’s shops were still closed when we came at 10. I’d recommend coming closer to noon and getting lunch at the cafe. They have outdoor seating by the fountain.