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Carefully Curated Items That Spark Joy & Delight

Friday, April 23, 10:00 am -  Sunday, April 25, 6:00 pm

The 2021 Silent Auction features fun excursions, services, gift items, and more. Over 100 items are available and there is something for everyone. All bids will be accepted and processed online. To save time, register before bidding starts.

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Here’s a sample of what you could win:

TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN
Fascinating insider's walking tour of San Francisco's Chinatown with the ultimate guide, Gloria Hom. Explore architecturally-stunning temples, hear ancient stories, visit family associations, absorb Chinatown's fascinating history, investigate back alleys, learn where to buy the freshest vegetables and sample the most delicious Chinese pastries. A special Dim Sum lunch at one of Chinatown's best and most historical dim sum restaurants is included.
COMICS & ANIME SKETCHING WITH PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Timothy Green II is a professional artist for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. In this one hour, private zoom drawing class, Timothy will provide step-by-step, detailed instructions on how to sketch a comic or anime character. No matter your age, this class will inspire you to develop your creative and natural artistic talent.
PRIVATE TIME WITH SANTA
Let your kids have Santa Claus all to themselves. On Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, come to Gamble Garden and spend 30 minutes exclusively with Santa Claus from 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Walk the gardens with Santa, take photos with Santa, read a story with Santa, ask Santa if you are on the Naughty or Nice list.
CHALK GRANNY
Celebrated local artist, Mary Kay Mitchell (aka Chalk Granny), will create a fabulously unique chalk mural for you on your sidewalk, driveway or patio. Anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, holidays or just for the fun of it.
VERY SPECIAL PRIVATE TOUR OF GAMBLE GARDEN
One-hour, private, guided journey led by Mary Powell, head of Gamble's "Garden Guides" organization. Together, we will explore all the wondrous living plants, flowers and insects at Gamble Garden. In addition to sharing her knowledge of the garden, Mary will bring the history of the Gamble family and their historic house alive for you. Get a glimpse inside Elizabeth Gamble's house and horticultural library! This is a rare opportunity to experience Gamble Garden with someone grounded in the history, ecology and architecture of this amazing Palo Alto treasure.
PALO ALTO WEEKEND FUN
Be a tourist or treat someone to a weekend in Palo Alto. Spend Friday or Saturday night at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto toasting our city's wonderful weather with a bottle of California wine. The next day, visit Gamble Garden and stroll through the beautiful rows of flowers and plants. Hop on over to Stanford University to see the famous Rodin sculptures and the exterior mosaics at Memorial Church. Grab lunch (or dinner) at Gott's in Town & Country Mall. Your souvenir of this fun weekend is three bottles of the award-winning Palo Alto Firefighters Pepper Sauce
QUAINT LUNCH AT HISTORICAL PROPERTY
$100 gift certificate to dine at Cafe Wisteria, the ever-so-charming restaurant at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park.
LITTLE SKY BAKERY
Little Sky Bakery is a neighborhood bakery baking naturally leavened, made-from-scratch breads and other treats daily. Once a week, Little Sky Bakery will deliver a goodie bag consisting of different treats, usually a loaf of savory or sweet bread, a loaf of plainer sandwich bread (e.g., country or whole wheat), and another baked good (chocolate chip cookies, sourdough scones, etc). The bakery will vary the delivered items from week to week, and deliver for four weeks.
CHICKEN CONSULTATION BY CLOROFIL
Pandemic got you thinking of raising chickens? Get a one-hour online (phone or zoom) consultation with Isabelle Cnudde, chicken-care expert. She will provide chicken advice and get you ready to starting your own coop
LUNCH AT GAMBLE GARDEN
Four friends will sip champagne, indulge in a homemade 3-course lunch on the grounds of Gamble Garden and take home a special gift. This special lunch occurs on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. This is a glorious way to spend a beautiful autumn day.
TRUFFLES & CHAMPAGNE
Indulge in homemade artisanal truffles artfully made by Palo Alto High School student and budding chocolatier, Kyle. This assortment box of 12 truffles will send you to heaven with its smooth dark premium chocolate and delicate flavors. Pair these truffles with a bottle of Korbel California champagne and two vintage flutes from Gamble Garden's Over-the-Garden-Fence Collection.
FOR YOUR BFF DOG GIFT SET
This gift basket is bursting with cute items for your beloved canine: fleece doggie blanket, doggie diapers, leash, reflector, collapsible water bowl, burlap tote, doggie comb, adorable Halloween costume, quilted car seat cover and more! Dog not included.
PRINCESS MAGIC
Looking for a little princess magic? Sweetsong Productions offers princess party packages, voice lessons and master classes for all ages -- all online during the pandemi
FRESH-CUT GARDENIAS
Oprah loved these gardenias so much that she put them on her “Favorite Things” list. Receive a gift certificate from the Bay Area’s premier flower-delivery company, High Camp, for the “Deluxe Vine & Bloom Box” consisting of 50 gardenias cut fresh from the farm and delivered to your front door.

Thank you to our Auction Donors

Beetlelady by Stephanie DoleBilly Jones Wildcat RailroadCarina RossnerCarmen Pekelsma
Carolyn JungChalk Granny by Mary Kay MitchellChantal GuillonChef Cindy La Toque
Ciardella's Garden SupplyClorofill by Isabelle CnuddleCorey BarnesCuisinett
Dale RealDavid Vallarinodb Designs by Deborah BoskinDeanna Wong
Dr Julia NordgrenEmbarcadero MediaFiloliFlutter Eyeware
GalileoGamble Garden Children's Events CommitteeGamble Garden Horticulture OfficeGamble Garden Luncheon Committee
Gloria HomGolfland USAGott'sGwen Whittier
Hassett Hardware ACE, Palo AltoHidden VillaHigh Camp GardeniasHobee's
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo AltoHuntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical GardensIn-N-Out BurgerIzzy's Brooklyn Bagels
J. McLaughlin, Palo AltoJ'aime ConfitureJennifer JewellJohn Schniedwind
Kasumisou GalleryKeith RahderKristin ForbesKyle Cromwell
Ladera Garden & GiftsLawrence Hall of ScienceLeft Bank / Rive Gauche MusicLena Dawson
Little Sky BakeryMaarit Knits Marigold RowMarine Science Institute
Mary PowellManjusha JewelsMs. Dumont Morgan Winery
Broad MuseumNiles Canyon RailwayOmega PrintingPacific Art League
Palo Alto FirefightersPalo Alto High School Fiery Arts ProgramPat GregoryPets In Need
Provence InspirationJackie RindallRocket VodkaRubio's
San Francisco 49ersSan Francisco Botanical GardenSan Jose Museum of Quilts & TextilesSports Basement
Sundance The SteakhouseSusan MoskowitzSusann MirabellaSweetsong Productions by Lauren Sweet
Tessa BerneyThomas & Linda VlasicTimothy Green IITotal Wine & More
Trader Joe's, Palo AltoUSS Hornet Sea, Air & Space MuseumVicki SullivanVivian Cromwell Photography
VJB CellarsWellington CellarsWheeler FarmsWilliamson Wines
Winter LodgeYellow Rose AccessoriesYuri Liberzon

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