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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Gamble Garden was honored to host photographer Saxon Holt in a special photography session for his new book on summer dry gardens. His work has been featured in diverse publications from Architectural Digest and Pacific Horticulture Magazine, to Smithsonian and MoneyMagazine along with most major book publishers, as well as calendars, newspapers, and note cards.  He licenses his garden photography stock photos at PhotoBotanic.com where he also teaches garden photography and contributes to a Learning Center on the art of garden photography. Holt began his career in commercial photography, then focused …

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Get a sneak peek at the gardens of Spring Tour 2019

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Get a sneak peek at the gardens of Spring Tour 2019

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Get a sneak peek at the gardens of Spring Tour 2019

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Get a sneak peek at the gardens of Spring Tour 2019

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Gamble Garden is known for its extensive collection of camellias. Visitors will find these stunning blooms in almost every corner of Gamble. We have over 50 cultivars and over 60 plants! Several cultivars were purchased by Miss Gamble herself, including Camellia japonica ‘Shiragiku’ (Purity) 1695, Camellia japonica ‘Usu-otome’ (Pink Perfection) 1875, Camellia japonica ‘Hikaru Genji’ (Brilliant Genji) 1859, and Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ 1695, one of the oldest camellias in continuous culture. Miss Gamble purchased many of her camellias from pioneer …

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This article was published in Gamble Garden’s Member Newsletter in the spring of 2013. Originally titled “Introducing Gamble’s New Garden of Old Roses“, the article was written by Betsy Fryberger on the occasion of the reopening of Gamble’s Rose Garden. The Rose Garden began a multi-year, multi-fund, multi-expert renovation, from late 2010 to early 2013. Welcome to the new garden of old roses, which was planted in the spring of 2011. Although still young, the roses are growing rapidly, climbers …

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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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