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March Second Saturday: Captivating Camellia, the Queen of Winter Flowers

March Second Saturday: Captivating Camellia, the Queen of Winter Flowers

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Spend a beautiful March morning at Gamble Garden as you hunt for the queen of winter flowers, the captivating camellia!

Seven things to do at March Second Saturday:

1. Don’t miss the fabulous display table exhibiting camellia blooms, courtesy of the San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society.
2. Use our complimentary map with the names and locations of a dozen of Gamble’s most prized heritage camellias, including the Kumasaka, a cultivar dating back to 1695.
3. Family Activity: Kids become camellia sleuths with our complimentary Camellia Tracker Game.
4. Stop by our flower anatomy station and get the “inside scoop” on how flowers interact with pollinators
5. Take an experiential learning tour of the garden with one of our talented inquiry-based guides.
6. Step into the past when you stroll through the downstairs of our historic house.
7. Did you know that black, green and white teas come from the leaves of a camellia? Stop by our tea tasting station to learn about this venerable, aromatic beverage which has been around for nearly 5000 years!

Compost Giveaway

Second Saturday participants get to take a bag of compost home!

GreenWaste will be handing out free bags of OMRI Certified Organic Compost produced from 100% recycled yard trimmings from Palo Alto! Bags are limited and will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

Registration required for this free event.

Second Saturday is free and appropriate for all ages. Register for timed entry at 10, 10:30, or 11 AM. Register in advance or at the door. Please note that masks are required when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. We look forward to seeing you on Second Saturday!