Flowering plants have been a part of Gamble Garden since Elizabeth Gamble’s father began construction in 1902. Visitors can enjoy the sight of colorful flowers in every part of the garden, throughout the year. From the California poppies sprinkled throughout the native garden to the renowned historic camellias, each bloom is a cherished part of Gamble. Each of the flowers listed in the Word Search below can be found at Gamble Garden. Can you find them all? When you’re done …

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Nothing says summer fruit more than a sweet, juicy strawberry. They’re bursting with flavor right off the vine, and they’re an essential part of many a classic summer dessert. For a sweet end to your summer barbecues, Gamble’s Luncheon Committee shared their recipe for a dessert that’s as delicious as it easy to make: Eton Strawberry Pudding. Also known as Eton Mess, Eton Strawberry Pudding is a classic British dessert made of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream. The dessert takes …

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Gamble Garden is taking several steps in response to the Coronavirus. We will be posting updates on this page. Thursday, March 12 Gamble Garden is canceling it’s 4/5/2020 Easter Egg Hunt Monday, March 9 Gamble Garden is canceling it’s scheduled events for this week. These events are: – 3/11 Garden fresh Luncheon and Pop Up Shop – 3/12 Be Our Guest Luncheon and Pop Up Shop – 3/14 Second Saturday

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Come to Gamble Garden’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, a beloved tradition for the whole family. Hunt for eggs in our beautiful garden, meet friendly animals in the Petting Zoo, take photos with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy Arts? & Crafts. Hunts are at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, and 12:30 pm on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Times are not interchangeable so purchase your tickets for the time you want. Note, tickets must be purchased for each child over 2, and each …

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On October 12, 2019, Gamble Garden held its first-ever Monarch Festival, celebrating monarch butterflies and pollinators everywhere. Coinciding with the western monarch’s migration to the coast, the festival is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the monarch, its life cycle and how each of us can help to ensure its existence and the survival of all pollinators. Activities include hands-on arts and crafts designed for learning,? games, education tables, and live monarch life cycle displays. The Carriage House …

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Gamble’s fall roundtable discussion on October 10, 2019 focused on Joyful Living and on what’s Trending in House & Garden. Many thanks to our moderator Richard Hayden, Gamble’s Garden Director Richard Hayden and our panelists — interior designer Melinda Mandell, horticulturist Janet Sluis, and food writer Carolyn Jung — for sharing their expert insights. Here’s a look back at the topics covered: How did you get into your line of work and what inspired you to do what you do? …

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Gamble Garden is proud to announce the installation of a new watershed garden. The Watershed Garden will convert the quarter-acre of high water use turf grass at the corner of Embarcadero Road and Waverley Street into a vibrant, water-efficient garden

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What is the Archive Committee and what do its members do? Though rumor has it that the Archives Committee members — Gwen Whittier, Linda Norton, & Marilyn Sutorius — spend their time in the upstairs closet of the Main House sipping bourbon, the reality is far less scandalous (though just as interesting). These ladies have actually been collecting, sorting, cataloguing and preserving a treasure trove of documents concerning the history of Elizabeth Gamble and the founding of the non profit …

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Gamble Garden was honored to host photographer Saxon Holt in a special photography session for his new book on summer dry gardens. His work has been featured in diverse publications from?Architectural Digest?and?Pacific Horticulture Magazine,?to?Smithsonian?and?MoneyMagazine?along with most major book publishers, as well as calendars, newspapers, and note cards.? He licenses his garden photography?stock photos at?PhotoBotanic.com?where he also teaches garden photography and contributes to a Learning Center on the art of garden photography. Holt began his career in commercial photography, then focused …

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Tourists aren’t the only creature who flock to California in winter. Orange and black Monarch butterflies, also known scientifically as?Danaus plexippus, flock to California’s coastal areas on their annual migration to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Monarchs arrive by the thousands in October and leave by February. Sadly, the number of U.S. Monarch butterflies has decreased 90% since 1990, but you can still see these majestic creatures as they overwinter along the California coast. Here are some places in the Bay Area …

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