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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 & 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
Jennifer Bienaime
Monika Bjorkman
Susan Blois
Mary Burt Blume
Janet Brownstone & Andrew W Verhalen
Gordon & Joan Campbell
Anne & Terry Clark
Sarah & Thomas Clark
Constance Crawford
Carolyn Curtis
The Chen Family
Susan & Jack Choquette
Lena & William Dawson
Heather Dean
Dorothy Deringer
Diane Dei Rossi & James Hardy
Laura Dinder in loving memory of Jenna Hilleary
Jean Doble
Diane Doolittle
Karen & Bruce Douglas
Kathy Elkins

Kristine & John Erving
Elizabeth & Sean Fee
Janet & Robert Fenwick
Shirley & Carl Finfrock
Orlene Fingar
Charlene Flack
Ceseli D Foster
Dottie Free
Maureen Murray Fox
Kathleen Foley-Hughes & Anthony Carl Hughes
William G. Friedman
Jean Gee
Elaine Goldman
Loren & Mike Gordon
Patricia & Tod Gregory
Ann Griffiths
Judith Harris
Sally Hewlett
Debbie & Tim Hilleary
Lee Hnetinka
Dawn & Matt Hood
Joan Zwiep & Tom Hoster
Nancy & Joseph Huber
Thomas Humphrey
Laurie Jarrett
Irene Kane
Julie Kaye
Christina Kenrick
Sue Krumbein
Debbie & Doug Kundrat
Virginia Leonhart
Carol & Hal Louchheim
Virginia & Jim Lyons

Marion Mack
Shawn & Douglas Mackenzie
Bonnie MacKenzie Flanagan
Maria Malaga & Marco Maina
Ann Markevitch
Marina Martin
Gina Maya
Peggy & Ted McKee
Dolly O Miller in honor of Pat Gregory
Susann & Richard Mirabella
Sherilyn Moody
Dianne Moore
Elizabeth & Mark Moragne
Nancy S. Mueller
Carol Munch
Ellen Lillington
Worth Ludwick
Tara Grau Martin
Nancy Merwin
Deborah Neff
Anita & Bruce Ochieano
Beth O’Connor
Mike Olson
Marianne Palefsky
Judy & Mark Paris
Carmen & Nick Pekelsma
Lesley & Girvin Peters
Ann & Piero Pianetta
Lonnie Polizotto
Lilyana Prasetya
Don Price
Anne & Wyatt Ritchie
Colette Rudd & Marion Weiler
Rita Sabbadini

Kay Sabin
Shellie Sanchez
Joan Sanders
Bille Corinne Sarzin
Eleanor Schooley
Denise Schmid
Amy Larson & Tom Schmutz
Ursula Schulte
Julie A Shinn
Kathie Shaw
Donna & James Sheridan
Charlet Singleton
Patti Smilovitz
Kristina Smith
Lillian Soohoo & Tony Debs
Peggy & William Stetler
Dr. Margurite Stevens
Jane & Bill Stocklin
Lisa & Peter Sullivan
Marilyn Sutorius
Sussner Family
Susan & James Sweeney
Joanne Taylor
Victoria Thoits
Jan Thomson & Roy Levin
Lucy & Jonathan Tolmach
Joan Urquhart
The Vibancos
Virginia Wade
Nancy Wong & Rob Lipshutz
Lansing & Kingsley Wood
Susan & Douglas Woodman
Brandon & Josephine Yang
Betty Zambetti
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