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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What is the Archive Committee and what do its members do? Though rumor has it that the Archives Committee members — Gwen Whittier, Linda Norton, & Marilyn Sutorius — spend their time in the upstairs closet of the Main House sipping bourbon, the reality is far less scandalous (though just as interesting). These ladies have actually been collecting, sorting, cataloguing and preserving a treasure trove of documents concerning the history of Elizabeth Gamble and the founding of the non profit …

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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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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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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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Volunteers are the heart and soul of Gamble Garden. They run classes and events, raise funds, and keep the house and gardens fresh and beautiful for all to enjoy. To honor and thank our amazing volunteers, the Volunteer Development Committee hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Party on the 21st of June. Recognition was given to some long time volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their service to Gamble. Long time Dirty Knees volunteer Georgina Bailie, Roots and Shoots organizer Jane …

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July marks a new fiscal year and a new Board of Directors. Everyone on the Board deserves a round of applause, especially outgoing President Susan Benton. We are sorry to see the end of her two-year term but happy that she will continue to serve as Special Projects Chair. Susan will be leaving her position in the capable hands of Joan Sanders, incoming Board President. Both women are accomplished in their personal and professional lives, with many years of volunteer …

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Artists have been capturing landscapes for centuries, but before the late 1800s it was more common to do a rough sketch outdoors and finish the work in the studio.  Outdoor painting gained momentum when Impressionist painters emerged from their studios. They painted outside, amidst nature, because they wanted to capture the effects of sunlight at different times of the day. It has been popular ever since.  Today, the term Plein Air painting (from the French term “En plein air”, or “in the open air”) …

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