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To minimize the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and help “flatten the curve”, Gamble Garden has instituted the following Visitation Policies: The Gamble House, restrooms, and offices are temporarily closed. Benches are closed/not to be used until further notice and the picnic area is closed Throughout the day, portions of the garden may temporarily close in order to allow our staff to work safely. Any visitors to Gamble Garden are asked to follow social distancing guidelines (stay at least …

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Gamble Garden is taking several steps in response to the Coronavirus. We will be posting updates on this page. Wednesday, April 8 We have canceled our May and June luncheons We have instituted Visitation Policies that will remain in effect until further notice Wednesday, April 1 We will be closing our picnic area and discouraging visitors from sitting in our benches. Friday, March 20 The 2020 Spring Tour scheduled for April 23 – 25, 2020 has been cancelled. The Gamble House, restrooms, …

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Come to Gamble Garden’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, a beloved tradition for the whole family. Hunt for eggs in our beautiful garden, meet friendly animals in the Petting Zoo, take photos with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy Arts  & Crafts. Hunts are at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, and 12:30 pm on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Times are not interchangeable so purchase your tickets for the time you want. Note, tickets must be purchased for each child over 2, and each …

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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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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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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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