“Spend a Special Morning with Miss Gamble’s Floral Arrangers”…Observe them create beautiful arrangements, ask questions, learn from their skillful designs. Private tour of gardens, plus Q&A. Light refreshments. Go home with a booklet of flower hints. Monday, June 12, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“Walking Art Tour of Palo Alto”…One-hour walking art tour led by a representative from the Palo Alto Public Art Commission, followed by light refreshments in a Sculpture Garden. Highlights include the unique public art at Rinconada Library (formerly Main Library) and the Palo Alto Art Center galleries. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Meet at library entrance (1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto).
“Runnymede Sculpture Farm in Woodside”…A 65mph glance is all most people get. Visit this exclusive 120-acre Woodside property of the Rosekrans, descendents of the California sugar industry family Brettville Spreckels. This one-hour outdoor walking tour will take you along a vast landscape with over 160 monolithic sculptures. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet you there.
“Paella Party”…Spanish Paella at Gamble Garden! Olives, Marcona Almonds, Sangria, Paella Valencia, Catalan Tomato Bread Salad, Rustic Bread. Experience the evening with old friends and discover new friends at the communal table. Caterers “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme.” Date is Friday, June 23, 2017, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
“This Gift that Will Make You the Coolest Parent/Grandparent Ever!”…Give your child/grandchild a fun holiday or birthday present — Gamble’s Holiday Party! Front row seats for 6 kids and 6 adults. Cupcakes, juice boxes, goody bags. Plus, a beautiful holiday wreath from Gamble’s Greens Sale for you! Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
“Paper White Bulb Planting and Lunch at an Old Palo Alto Home for 10 People”…Paper white bulbs, lunch and good friends — what more could you possibly desire? Each guest brings two favorite containers to plant paper white bulbs, then savor lunch at this Old Palo Alto home. Bulbs, soil will be provided. An exclusive treat for 10 people. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.
“Culinary Knife Skills — The Fundamentals”…Basic culinary knife skills are important. In this two-hour, hands-on class in Gamble’s Main Kitchen, you and seven friends will learn the professional knife hold, proper classic cuts, and types of knives as taught by Jill Soltau, personal chef, caterer & culinary instructor. Arrange date with instructor. Expires April 1, 2018.
“Garden Fresh Luncheon at Gamble Garden”…Eight guests will sip champagne, indulge in a 3-course homemade lunch in the Main House, enjoy a docent tour of the garden, and take home a Gamble Garden cookbook and Mrs. Moskowitz’s Munchies. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.
“Professional Pruning by Gamble Garden’s Horticultural Experts”…Put your pruning in Gamble’s expert hands with 4 hours of professional pruning by the Horticultural Staff. Home must be within 5 miles of Gamble and maximum height for all pruning items is 10 feet. Expires April 1, 2018.
“Gourmet Chocolate Tasting”…A decadent two-hour private tasting and hands-on chocolate making experience for 6 people at Timothy Adams Chocolates in Palo Alto. Expires April 2018.
“250 Spring Bulbs for Your Home”…Gamble’s Horticultural Staff will plant 250 spring bulbs for you. Drop off your favorite container (or Gamble can provide). Gamble will plant the bulbs and call when they’re ready for pick up. Then wait for the bulbs to bloom. Expires April 1, 2018.
“$100 Gift Certificate from Ladera Garden & Gifts”…Find the perfect gift at this wonderful garden and gift store in Portola Valley.
“Succulent Planter by Linda Roark”…Our fabulous succulent container designer, Linda Roark, creates a spectacular visual arrangement in a unique pot.
“VIP Tasting at VJB Vineyards & Cellars, Plus Bottle of VJB Cellars Prosecco”…Wine tasting for 4 people in a beautiful winery located in Kenwood, Sonoma.
“Two Flats of Gamble-Grown Zinnias”…Two flats of zinnias growing in Gamble’s Greenhouse just for you…with seeds from our beloved Paul and grown by our lovely Gwen! Ready for you to pick up by end of May 2017.
“Sundance The Steakhouse”…$100 gift certificate at the Bay Area’s best prime rib and steak restaurant.
“Honey Tasting & Tea Party at Gamble Garden”…Twelve lucky folks will experience the Gift of the Gods. Sarah Callan, Gamble’s Garden Assistant, will introduce exotic honeys (Hawaiian, Buckwheat, Manuka, Wildflower, Ugandan, Clover, Acacia), their health benefits, and how to pair with the perfect accompaniment. Enjoy premium tea with honey and homemade pastries! This will be your best morning tea ever. Sunday, Nov 19, 2017, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
“Lush Living Centerpiece by Acclaimed Designer Baylor Chapman of Lila B. Design”…Transform your room with this beautiful living arrangement by sought-after San Francisco designer, Baylor Chapman of Lila B. Design.
“PLADRA Gift Certificate”…Name sounds familiar? PLADRA is Gamble’s very own Kathy Ladra’s son’s apparel company! Get a gift certificate for one men’s or women’s shirt of your choice. Quality fit, quality materials, quality construction. PLADRA.COM
“An Epicurean Indian Experience”…Learn the secrets of Indian cuisine. Chef Sonali, trained in India’s top culinary institute, will teach you and 7 friends the most authentic techniques from the famed kitchens of India. This 3-hour, hands-on cooking event occurs in Chef Sonali’s Palo Alto home.
“San Jose Earthquake Soccer Game at Avaya Stadium”…Two tickets for Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, game starting at 7:15 p.m. at the new Avaya Stadium in San Jose. Enjoy the match near midfield in section 105, only 20 rows from the field.
“A Romantic Weekend in Palo Alto”…Enjoy an unforgettable dinner at Vina Enoteca ($100 gift card), then spend the night at the Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto’s favorite hotel. Let someone else make the bed, for once! Expires Feb. 2018.
“An Afternoon at the Improv”…One Day Only! Laugh with the Stanford Improvisors as they act, compose, and narrate stories without previous preparation. It’s improv! Ideal for adults and children ages 10 & up. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Gamble Garden.
“The Art of Tussie Mussie”…Enjoy high tea with your hosts, author Irene Deitsch and Eleanor Laney, as you and three friends take an intimate look at a museum-quality collection of tussie mussies in this Palo Alto home.
“Topiary”…Beautiful collection of stationery designed by local artist Laurie Rohrbach of Lobird, plus a living-art topiary.
“Gift Card from Ciardella’s”…$100 to spend at Ciardella’s Garden Supply in Palo Alto.
“Semi-Final Tickets to Bank of the West Tennis Tournament” …Game, set, match! Secure four coveted semi-final tickets to the 2017 Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament at Stanford. Included are a $150 gift card at Mayfield Restaurant, a tennis bag filled with goodies, and a one-hour private lesson with a tennis pro.
“Splendor in Sonoma” …Spend two nights at a charming guesthouse, ideally located in the city of Sonoma’s prominent East Side near wineries, restaurants and shopping. VIP tasting at VJB Vineyards & Cellars. Perfect for one couple, no children, no pets. Choose your two consecutive days between July 12 – Aug. 3, 2017. Click to View
“Private Catered Event by Continental Caterers” …Be the ultimate host. Continental Caterers will fully cater your event for 10 people at a location of your choice within the Peninsula. Full menu, all cutlery and dinnerware, staff provided. You provide the drinks and conversation. Expires April 6, 2018.
“Filoli” …One of the finest country estates of the early 20th century. Receive five (5) day passes (general admission valid for one year); $100 gift card for use in Filoli’s cafe or gift shop; and a gift basket filled with wonderful products.
“The Ruth Bancroft Garden” …Travel to Walnut Creek and explore this fascinating garden containing more than 2,000 cactus, succulents, trees and shrubs. Receive four (4) tickets (expires June 9, 2017) and the book “The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden.”