Palo Alto Weekly

Cover Story - February 26, 2010

Anniversary celebrations continue throughout 2010

Lectures, classes, tour, art highlight Gamble's 25th year

Throughout 2010, special events are planned to acknowledge Gamble Garden's 25-year milestone, ranging from a speaker series to an art weekend.

Here's what's coming this anniversary year:

* Speaker Series: Gardens and Life Intertwined (each talk is held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Carriage House, followed by a reception in the main house; fee is $40 for nonmembers, $30 for members)

— Garden of the Heart's Delight with Katsy Swan (Sunday, Feb. 28)

— Botanical Patterns on English Transferware with Judie Siddall (Sunday, March 21)

— Botanical Images in a Changing World with Leila Lyons (Sunday, Oct. 10)

— Who's That Stranger in My Garden? with Betsy Fryberger (Sunday, Oct. 24)

* Annual Spring Tour, April 23-24, will include six gardens, as well as Gamble Garden.

* Art in the Garden weekend, July 16-18, will showcase 20 artists who competed in a poster contest. Each will create new paintings on site, which will be auctioned off. Another 40 of their garden-related paintings will be offered for sale as well.

* An anniversary dinner/auction will be held on Sept. 11 at a private garden in Atherton.

In addition, classes will be held throughout the year. Upcoming classes include "Beginning (Again) in the Garden" with Hazel White (Saturday, Feb. 20).

Luncheons, for up to 55 people, are held on the second Wednesday of the month at noon. Cost is 25 for nonmembers, $20 for members.

Individual membership begins at $55 ($25 for students); all contributions are tax-deductible.

A complete schedule is posted at www.gamblegarden.org.

— Carol Blitzer

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