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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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Please join us for an exhibit and sale of photographs showing the life and beauty of the flowers growing in the historic Gamble Garden. 50% of all profits from the sale will go to support Gamble Garden.

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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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