Step back in time to explore the life of Elizabeth Gamble and her historic house and gardens. This 60-minute guided tour starts on the front steps of the house at 1431 Waverley Street in Palo Alto.
Our March tour will put the spotlight on Gamble’s notable camellia collection. Gamble Garden is known for its extensive collection of camellias. Visitors will find these stunning blooms in almost every corner of Gamble. We have over 50 cultivars and over 60 plants. Several cultivars were purchased by Miss Gamble herself, including Camellia japonica ‘Shiragiku’ (Purity) 1695, Camellia japonica ‘Usu-otome’ (Pink Perfection) 1875, Camellia japonica ‘Hikaru Genji’ (Brilliant Genji) 1859, and Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ 1695, one of the oldest camellias in continuous culture. Miss Gamble purchased many of her camellias from pioneer camellia grower Toichi Domoto.
This tour is appropriate for adults and children age 10 and up. If you have any questions, please call us at 650-329-1356.
Due to ongoing renovations, the Main House will be closed to visitors.
Non-members: $15 adults, $5 under 18.
Gamble Garden Members can attend this tour for FREE! Members, click on “Enter Promo Code” below, enter the code IRIS, then select “Member Tickets” to sign up for free tickets. Registration lists are checked with member lists. You may be asked to confirm your membership in a follow up email.