Watch artist Jessamy Barker as she paints a ladybug on a rock and shares tips for creating your own rock paintings. For inspiration, view Jessamy’s creations at Stainedstones.com or visit Gamble and find some of Jessamy’s creations hidden throughout the garden!  Send a photo of your painted rock painting to info@gamblegarden.org and it could appear in a future publication!  This free online class is available on the Gamble YouTube channel at any time. Inspired by the creatures and plant-life of the San …

Read More

Gamble Garden is full of critters! Bees, bugs, worms, and more call Gamble Garden their home. Can you find all the garden critters in this Word Search? When you’re done, come to Gamble Garden and see which ones you can find! Click on this link or the image below to download  

Read More

Every summer, Gamble Garden’s vegetable beds ripen with all kinds of yummy food. Stop by Gamble and you’ll see squash, corn, watermelon, pumpkins, tomatoes, peas, beans, and so much more. How’s your veggie garden doing? Don’t forget to fertilize your veggies and add compost to their soil so they get lots of nutrients to help them grow. Here are some veggie-themed bookmarks for you to color. You can also turn these into garden markers by coloring and cutting out and …

Read More

Man has had a long and loving relationship with herbs. Humans of all cultures, from all regions of the globe have used and cultivated herbs for medicinal and food, for thousands of years. Uses for herbs range from flavoring to cosmetics to mosquito repellent to aromatherapy to household cleaners to cures for Alzheimers and other diseases. Today, the United States produces about 200 billion pounds of herbs and spices per year. Can you find all the herbs in this Word …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

The 2019 Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success! Over 800 adults and children signed up to hunt for eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, create Easter crafts, pet some animals, and spend a lovely spring morning at Gamble.  We hid a total of 3,600 eggs and it looks like the little ones found each and every one! Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this event so enjoyable for one and all.  

Read More

Is your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop interested in earning a Bug Badge, Animal Habitat, or Gardener Badge? Let Gamble Garden help! We can design a program incorporating educational lectures, interactive discussions, and hands-on activities that fulfill the requirements for one or more of the following badges: • Bug Badge • Animal Habitat Badge • Gardener Badge This month, Four Palo Alto Girl Scout Troops earned their Bug Badge and Animal Habitat Badge at Gamble’s Monarch Butterfly class. Nature Conservationist …

Read More

Learn how to make seedling pots from newspaper. Newspaper seedling pots are inexpensive and earth-friendly. In addition, they help minimize transplant shock when seedlings are ready to be planted in the ground.

Read More