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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Tourists aren’t the only creature who flock to California in winter. Orange and black Monarch butterflies, also known scientifically as Danaus plexippus, flock to California’s coastal areas on their annual migration to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Monarchs arrive by the thousands in October and leave by February. Sadly, the number of U.S. Monarch butterflies has decreased 90% since 1990, but you can still see these majestic creatures as they overwinter along the California coast. Here are some places in the Bay Area …

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Are you interested in becoming a member of our growing Garden Guide program? Gamble Garden horticultural staff invites you to attend an orientation session on Tuesday September 10 from 10:00am – 12:30pm. This informative session will give you a taste of our inquiry-based approach to Gamble’s historical “garden rooms” and to our specialty gardens such as the camellia, native plant, pollinator, and rain gardens. We’ll spend time in the classroom, out in the garden, and will break for a light …

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Spring Tour 2019 would not have been possible without the generous financial support of businesses and individuals. Many thanks for your support! Business Underwriters Oak ($10,000) Cedar ($1,000) Magnolia ($500) The Dreyfus Group, Golden Gate Creative Planning Avidbank Sotheby’s International Realty Pete Moffat Construction Curtis Edward Dennison Landscape Redwood ($2,500) Sereno Group Curtis Horticulture, Inc. Compass      Leannah Hunt Girvin Peters Landscape     Nicole Aron       Laurel Hunt Robinson Northwall Builders Inc     Carol Carnevale  Stanford …

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Enjoy Floral Arranging Classes at Gamble Garden. We have a selection of demos and hands-on classes, open to the public. CELEBRATE AUTUMN IN STYLE WITH A FLORAL DESIGN CLASS AT GAMBLE GARDEN Learn how to create a lush and textural hand-tied bouquet containing: roses in autumnal hues, seasonal flowers and accents such as pods and grasses.  Katherine will instruct you on how to create that perfect spiral hand-tied bouquet. We will also artfully wrap our bouquets in coordinated fabrics and …

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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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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 …

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