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Help us reach our GOAL: $177,000!

 In a year with a higher inflation, most supplies and services costs more. Donations to the Annual Appeal support our general operating fund.
With your help, we can preserve this historic home and garden, and help keep Gamble a GARDEN FOR ALL.

Annual Appeal’s Impact to Gamble Garden

  • $100 donation helps us to acquire much-needed tools and garden equipment
  • $250 donation will help develop a virtual horticultural class for children
  • $500 donation buys plant material needed to replenish and maintain our garden areas
  • $1,000 donation allows us to refresh walkways and pathways
  • $2,000 donation contributes greatly to repairs in our 118-year-old historic Gamble house and carriage house.

Did You Know Gamble Garden is…

  • Passionate about preservation and innovation for our historic 1902 property for the present and generations to come.
  • An advocate for life-long love of gardens, gardening and harmony with the natural world.
  • Open to the public 365 days a year, accessible and welcoming to everyone at no charge.
  • Funded through the generosity of private citizens. We receive no monetary support from government — local, state or federal.


Donate Online

Make an online donation to the Annual Appeal with your credit card — it’s fast, easy, and secure! Have your credit card information handy and fill in the form to the right. →


Other Ways to Donate

  • To donate by mail with either credit card or check, please use this form and mail your payment to Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
  • To have an Annual Appeal envelope mailed to you, please email [email protected] or call 650 329 1356.
  • To donate in person with either cash or check, donate at our Main House front porch mail slot or our donation box next to the rabbit topiary. 
  • To donate a gift of stock, please use this form.
  • Visit our Iron Ranger next to our topiary rabbit and scan the QR code.

Gamble Garden Annual Report 2022-2023

Read our 2023 Annual Report



Your donations support programs like Second Saturday

Gamble’s innovative Second Saturday program draws over 2000 visitors per year.
Run by dedicated volunteer Garden Guides, Second Saturday is completely free and open to all.

Gamble Garden is truly a garden for all. When you come, find one special tree or flower that speaks to you, and visit it each time you return. Then you will unlock the wonder of the garden and its magic in every season. Make the second Saturday of every month your time to connect with the tranquility, beauty and wonder of nature!” — Mary Powell, Second Saturday Committee Chair

Second Saturday participants go away with new skills of observation and a deeper understanding of plants, their life cycles, and the beauty in nature and gardens. But don’t expect to learn a lot of Latin plant names on Second Saturday ( though many of our plants have labels for these.). Instead, be prepared to use your five senses and your sense of curiosity as guides ask you, “what do you notice? What do you wonder? And what does it remind you of?”

Second Saturday would not be possible without the Garden Guides, an amazing group of volunteers that plan and lead the activities. Garden Guides is made up of women, and men, from ages 14 – 90, representing the rich diversity and demographics of Silicon Valley. Approximately thirty people are dedicated to sharing their love of the garden and the historical house with families and visitors of all ages.

Thank you to our 23-24 Annual Appeal donors

Jan Aarts
Tegan and Brian Acton
Ian Aitchison
Nicole Akerman
Robin and Ron Allen
Susan Anderes
Marilyn and Arden Anderson
Carol D Bacchetti
Jane Bagley
Julie Barney
Debbie & Dave Benson
Susan Benton
Monika Bjorkman
Anne and Terry Clark
Sarah and Thomas Clark
Constance Crawford
Carolyn Curtis
Lena and William Dawson

Heather Dean
Dorothy Deringer
Laura Dinder in loving memory of Jenna Hilleary
Jean Doble
Diane Doolittle
Karen and Bruce Douglas
Elizabeth and Sean Fee
Charlene Flack
Dottie Free
Maureen Murray Fox
William G. Friedman
Jean Gee
Patricia and Tod Gregory
Julie Hall
Judith and Jerry Harris
Debbie and Tim Hilleary
Lee Hnetinka

Joan Zwiep and Tom Hoster
Thomas Humphrey
Laurie Jarrett
Jewish Community Federation
Irene Kane
Maria Malaga & Marco Maina
Marina Martin
Peggy and Ted McKee
Susann and Richard Mirabella
Sherilyn Moody
Ellen Lillington
Worth Ludwick
Nancy Merwin
Beth O’Connor
Judy and Mark Paris
Carmen and Nick Pekelsma
Lonnie Polizotto
Don Price

Anne and Wyatt Ritchie
Colette Rudd and Marion Weiler
Cindy and Jeff Traum
Joan Sanders
Eleanor Schooley
Amy Larson & Tom Schmutz
Julie A Shinn
Kathie Shaw
Donna and James Sheridan
Charlet Singleton
Lillian Soohoo and Tony Debs
Peggy and William Stetler
Joanne Taylor
Jan Thomson
Anthony Vibanco
Nancy Wong and Rob Lipshutz
Susan and Douglas Woodman
Betty Zambetti