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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Did you know that many of the world’s biggest commercial crops – like potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers and tobacco – come from the same family of plants? And that some important (and in some cases irreplaceable) drugs like scopolamine, atropine, nicotine and capsaicin are also produced by those plants? The solanaceous or Nightshade family of plants was the focus of a special member tour led by Dr. Doug Kalish, a biology PhD and longtime Gamble volunteer. Dr. …

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We are proud to announce our panel of experts for Gamble’s inaugural fundraiser breakfast, “Joyful Living: Trending in House and Garden”. Food writer Carolyn Jung, interior designer Melinda Mandell, and horticulturalist Janet Sluis will join Gamble Garden Director Richard Hayden to discuss trends in home, garden, tech, food, and health. Follow our speakers and moderator on Instagram: Carolyn Jung , Janet Sluis, Melinda Mandell, Richard Hayden and Gamble Garden. Carolyn Jung Carolyn is an award-winning food and wine writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She …

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To honor and thank Gamble’s volunteers, the Volunteer Development Committee hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Party on the 6th of June. Special recognition was given to select long time volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their service to Gamble. This year’s honorees are: Carmen Pekelsma Jane Stocklin Dirty Knees Volunteers – Allison Cooper, Tom Cooper, & Ian Aitchison Archives Committee – Gwen Whittier, Linda Norton, & Marilyn Sutorius Many thanks to our volunteers for all that you do! Enjoy …

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View photos from Spring Tour 2019.

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Spring Tour 2019 was a resounding success! Gamble Garden thanks the many volunteers for their contributions of knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm. 2019 Spring Tour Committee Chairs Pat Gregory and Ann Kalar 2019 Spring Tour Committee Members Alison Ahmed, Manuela Ancheta, Jane Cate, Martha Chamberlain, David Chang, Sarah Cornwell, Joan Cronin, Pat Davis, Lena Dawson, Karen Douglas, Gary Dunker, Kristin Forbes, Dee Gibson, Margie Harrington. Dedra Hauser, Richard Hayden, Kathryn Ladra, Jeanne Lam, Nancy Merwin, Susann Mirabella, Elizabeth Moragne, Linda Norton, …

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Description and photos of participating vendors at Gamble’s May 2019 Luncheon Pop-Up Shop

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