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The Happiness of Apples - Ongoing Event with Things to Do "At Home" and "At Gamble"

Check out our free apple-themed activities including special activities for kids and their families!

Armchair Exploration: All Things Apple at Gamble

From the comfort of your armchair, join the Garden Guides, Doug Kalish and Mary Powell, of Gamble Garden for an informative photo tour of Gamble’s apples, apple botany, and apple lore.

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A Look into Elizabeth’s Dining Room

Watch an exclusive video showing Elizbeth Gamble’s historic dining room delightfully decorated in an apple-themed décor narrated by Garden Guide Sue Krumbein. 

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Now Your Turn: Baking with Apples at Home

From “Gamble Garden Treasured Recipes.” This recipe is named for Eleanor Settle, who played a major role in setting the elegant tone of the Gamble Garden luncheons. Serves 8-10.


4 pounds (8-10) apples of mixed varieties, sweet and tart
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)
Dash of cinnamon

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The Happiness of Apples Walk

On this walk, we make our way through Gamble Garden to visit its 15 cultivars and nearly 40 individual apple trees. Our tour works equally well taken from your armchair at home or loaded onto your phone and accompanying you as you follow the route at Gamble Garden. During this walk, you will learn all about apples: their appearance, their variety, their botany and especially their history – all within our garden. The following stops are on our tour:

  • Allée Crabapples
  • Rose Garden
  • Green Lattice Fence Espalier
  • Orchard “Living Fence”
  • Robinson Crabapples

It will take about 30-45 mins to see all of the trees on the tour. This tour is optimized for handheld devices. We hope you enjoy it!

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Kids at Home: The SuperFunScience Apple Exploration

Unleash your brain and powers of observation to uncover some of the scintillating secrets of apples.  


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Kids at Gamble: The Great Gamble Apple Hunt

Now head to Gamble Garden to follow the one-way route on the Apple Trail and try your hand at the Great Gamble Brainteaser: The Apple Tree Edition! 

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