Gardens are more than pretty flowers, shady benches and gurgling fountains. They are living, breathing eco-systems that not only nurture us, they provide habitat to a wide variety of interconnected wildlife. We encourage wildlife to make Gamble Garden their home in Palo Alto; beneficial insects and bug-eating birds help us to control plant pest populations, and bees, butterflies, flower flies, and hummingbirds all help with the important job of pollination. So we’ve decided to make a garden specifically for our …

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On May 23rd members enjoyed a tour of a private garden at an Atherton, CA home. Incoming Board President Joan Sanders opened her home to Gamble Garden members, who spent a delightful afternoon admiring the landscaping and decor. Members left Joan’s garden feeling refreshed and inspired. “It was well worth the drive from Half Moon Bay,” one member declared. Keep reading for a history, description, and photos of Joan’s garden: A piece of history The Sanders home is located in the …

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  Do you want to learn more about succulents and cacti? Are you thinking of making your garden more drought-tolerant? Or do you simply love visiting beautiful gardens? Look no further than the Ruth Bancroft Garden for inspiration. Located in Walnut Creek, California, this acclaimed public garden is one of the finest examples of a dry garden in the country. The gardens began as the private collection of Ruth Bancroft. Already an avid gardener, Ruth purchased her first succulent, a …

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