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December Second Saturday

December Second Saturday

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30am
1431 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301

POSTPONED. Due to the Stay at Home Order, our Wintry Trees garden tours and family nature hunts will be rescheduled for a future date. Please check back on January 5, 2021 for updated information. Thank you for your understanding.

Gamble Garden welcomes you to spend a beautiful December morning with us in a safe, distanced way!  Come and explore our historic house and unique three-acre garden. Choose a guided garden tour or a family-friendly nature hunt. This month’s theme is Wintry Trees. Second Saturdays are free and open to all. Registration is required.

For Adults: Free Guided Garden Tours

Come along to discover over two dozen distinct tree species in our garden.  While several are native to the San Francisco Bay Area, others are specimens from Asia, Europe, and Australia. Winter is a lovely time of year to appreciate trees — their canopies sway in the wind, exposed trunks are illuminated by the low winter sun, and deeply colored fruits cling to bare sleeping branches!

For Families: Free Guided Nature Hunts

Many creatures visit Gamble Garden for food, nesting or resting. Your family is invited to join a Gamble Garden Guide as we explore the many animals and plants that can be found throughout the garden. We’ll get our “nature eyes” working as we explore, look for birds and pollinators, overturn rocks and logs, and discover the many different ways the garden provides habitat for animals, both big and small.  The Nature Hunt is ideal for families with children ages 3-10.

Nature Activity Table: Terrifically Tree-mendous Trees

Our new “take away” hands-on activities let little scientists safely get up close and personal with terrifically tree-mendous trees!

Registration Required for this Free Event

10:00 AM Tours (limited to 10 households) – FULL
11:00 AM Tours (limited to 10 households) – FULL

Note: Each household will have its own guide.  We can accommodate households of 1-6 people.  All persons over the age of 2 must wear a mask and maintain social distance from your guide for the duration of your visit to Gamble Garden.


Registration is full. Please check back on Monday, December 14 for our January Second Saturday registration.