Don’t miss the Silent Auction, held at Gamble Garden on April 26 – 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Here are a few things available for bidding. Visit our Silent Auction at Gamble Garden during Spring Tour to view our entire collection of auction items and bid!
TOURS AND TASTINGS
Extraordinary experiences feature the perfect blend of food and fun.
“Behind the Scenes: Chinatown”… Fascinating insider’s walking tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Have dim sum, visit architecturally-stunning temples, hear ancient stories, investigate back alleys.
“Retzlaff Vineyards”… Four guests will experience the “Full Flight” at this Livermore winery. The vineyard’s 30-year-old vines are cultivated using sustainable practices — no pesticides, no herbicides, no fertilizers, no GMO.
“Williamson Wines”… Two guests will indulge in a special wine and lunch experience at this winery located in Healdsburg, Sonoma County.
“VJB Cellars”… Four guests will enjoy an exclusive VIP seated tasting of this estate’s family wines. Located in beautiful Sonoma County.
“Gourmet Chocolate Tasting”… Decadent two-hour private tasting and hands-on chocolate making experience at Timothy Adams Chocolates in Palo Alto.
“Spanish Paella Party”… Convivial patio dinner with old and new friends at a massive communal table serving Spanish Paella prepared by caterers Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme.
“High Tea”… Savor afternoon tea at an Old Palo Alto home that was once featured in a Gamble Garden Spring Tour.
“Seoul2Soul”… A private chef will cook a masterpiece meal of fusion cuisine, combining the two cultures of traditional Korean flavors with authentic American southern techniques.
“An Epic Shanghai Meal”… Let Gamble Garden curate an authentic Shanghainese menu for 10 people at a local restaurant.
“Live Music”… Let musical trio, Left Bank/Rive Gauche, impress your guests with two hours of live music at your next party.
“Learn to Braid Challah”… Little Sky Bakery will come to your house, demonstrate how to prepare a naturally-leavened, 6-braid challah, and explain the bread-making process.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry.
“Zareen’s”… Get a $25 gift card to the best contemporary Pakistani and Indian restaurant outside of India.
“Roxanne’s Biscotti”… Roxanne bakes her handcrafted biscotti fresh, using only ingredients sourced locally, no preservatives added.
“The Iron Chef”… Cookbook and autographed apron by award-winning chef, Elizabeth Falkner.
“Sundance The Steakhouse”… $100 gift card to spend at the best prime rib and steak restaurant in the Bay Area.
“Taverna”… $200 gift card at this Palo Alto restaurant serving fine Hellenic Greek cuisine.
Get outdoors and get active!
“Wildflowers Hike at Edgewood Park & Nature Preserve”… A Sierra Club guide will lead you on a comfortable 3-mile hike amidst beautiful wildflowers and gorgeous natural scenery at this preserve located near Redwood City, along Hwy 280.
“Catamaran in the Bay”… Experience the San Francisco Bay on a catamaran ride.
“49ers”… Four prime seats, United Club section, parking pass, Levi’s Stadium. Go Niners!
“Tai Chi”… Relaxing Tai Chi at Gamble Garden for 8 people. This private event will focus on body alignment, balance, strength, stretching, meditation. Perfect for a team-building event or a personal life celebration.
FROM THE GARDEN
Lessons, excursions, and supplies for your favorite gardener.
“Road Trip”… Join Gamble Garden’s Horticulture Team on a wild road trip to Succulent Gardens, a premier nursery specializing in succulents. Carpool to Castroville (Monterey County), make new friends, bring a snack and learn so much on this all-day trip.
“Ciardella’s Garden Supply”… Get a gift card for $100 to spend at this beloved full-service garden supply store in Palo Alto.
“Freshly-Cut Gardenias”… This is Oprah’s #5 favorite thing on her annual list of “Favorite Things in 2014.” Fifty gardenias cut fresh from the farm and delivered to your front door by the folks at Bay Area’s High Camp Supply.
“Custom Potting Bench”… A gardener’s must-have. Gamble Garden will custom build a clear-heart redwood potting bench for you.
“Succulents”… Various interesting succulent arrangements in unique pots designed by Gamble’s succulent experts.
“Gamble-Grown Zinnias”… Two flats of zinnias lovingly grown in our greenhouse just for you.
“Compost is the Caviar of Organic Matter”… Your milk shouldn’t be the only thing that’s organic. Fortify your garden with luxurious organic compost, fresh from Wheeler Farms. Includes delivery.
“Professional Pruning”… Put your gardening in Gamble’s expert hands with four hours of pruning by Gamble’s Horticulture Team.
“Floral Presentation”… Gamble Garden’s Chief Floral Arranger will design a magnificent floral arrangement for your special occasion.
Give joy to the entire family (furry friends, too!).
“Gingerbread House Decorating”… Rare opportunity to decorate gingerbread houses on Gamble Garden’s beautiful property. Great holiday gift!
“Paws and Play Studio”… Up to one hour of natural light, dog photography session at Gamble Garden.
“Niles Canyon Railway”… Four tickets to ride this historic train from the Transcontinental Railroad Era.
“Giraffe Safari”… Journey into Saddlerock Ranch’s amazing scenery and wildlife. Located on Mulholland Highway, Malibu, CA.