Stop and smell the roses—as well as take in the stunning landscape at a handful of Palo Alto residences. Gamble Garden Spring Tour returns April 27 and 28. This year’s theme is California Dreaming, with locals opening up their gardens to visitors to enjoy.
Among the highlights are alfresco spaces that offer havens for reading and repose; art- and food-inspired plantings; and Spanish Colonial influences. In addition to the garden tours, the itinerary includes a preview party April 26; silent auction; lunch prepared by Calafia restaurant; plant sale featuring some hard-to-find species; and Over the Garden Fence shop, open exclusively during the spring tour on the grounds of Gamble Garden (1431 Waverley St.).
The historic property once belonged to Elizabeth F. Gamble—granddaughter of the co-founder of Procter & Gamble—who left her house and garden to the city of Palo Alto. It became a public site in 1985, with more than 300 volunteers providing 35,000-plus hours of work annually. The spring tour is Gamble Garden’s primary fundraising event. Tour tickets from $30 per person, underwriting (includes tour and preview party tickets) from $250 for two
Originally published in the April issue of Silicon Valley