Celebrate Mother’s Day at Pasadena’s Historic Gamble House – Pasadena Weekendr


The Gamble House in Pasadena is offering one-hour Mother’s Day tours on Sunday, May 8, when guests can enjoy a free coffee or tea and treat on the Gamble House patio and while exploring the lovely garden of this historic setting.

You can pick up a special gift for mom at Gamble House Bookstore, where ticketed guests will receive a 10% discount on all purchases on the day of their visit.

For that special gift, here are some Gamble House bookstore recommendations to give your loved one for the holidays:

“Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Pioneering Architect” by Victoria Kastner.
This is a captivating new biography that features Julia Morgan as both a pioneering architect and a captivating person. With over 150 archival images and color photographs printed throughout, the book features Morgan’s interviews, letters, and diaries, including never-before-seen reflections on faith, art, and his life experiences. A limited number of signed copies are available. Combine it with a letterpress card on 100% recycled paper from Heartell Press.

Personalized handmade ceramic mug by Linnea Campbell.
Each mug is hand-thrown and adorned with Linnea Campbell’s original artwork, created exclusively for The Gamble House. Other styles available include a rose, bat, and crane. The cups have a perfect indentation for your thumb to rest comfortably and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Pair one with your loved one’s favorite comfort drink, like Nuda Botanica’s 100% Organic Revive Loose Leaf Tea.

“Design Your Garden Tool Kit” by Michelle Gervais.
Perfect for gardeners and plant parents. With 150 reusable illustrated stickers, plus a fold-out design chart and garden design instructions, mom will have everything she needs to try out her gardening vision before she even picks up a trowel. Sweeten the (planting) pot with a scented flower garden kit to get it started. The kit includes 15 different seed varieties and covers 100 square feet.

“Lotus Blossom Kingfisher: Birds of Japan by Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Other Woodblock Masters.”
A celebration of Japanese printmaking, birds and their habitats, and the delights of nature, this beautiful box set features over sixty impeccably reproduced images from masters of the form. Japanese art fans, bird lovers, and anyone who loves beautiful depictions of the natural world will treasure this beautifully satisfying volume. Add one of our laser-cut William Morris cards with intricate, tapestry-inspired designs. Each card is proudly designed and cut by hand before being produced by laser cutting in our studio in North London, UK.

The tour is $10 for Gamble House members and $25 for non-members, and $5 for children under 12. Each member can get a maximum of two tickets per account. Tours start at 11:30 a.m.

For ticket purchases, visit this link and fill in your details then submit.

Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or booster, along with government-issued photo ID, must be presented to staff before entering the bookstore or beginning a tour. Documentation of a negative COVID test performed within 48 hours of a visit will also be accepted. Self-test results are not acceptable.

For those under 18 without such an ID, a certificate from a family member or guardian with ID will be required. All visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose when shopping at Gamble House Bookstore and when visiting the interior, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status . Cloth masks, bandanas, gaiters and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted. If necessary, visitors will be provided with a standard surgical mask.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, chills, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, please do not not come call (626) 449-4178 to cancel your visit. At that time, you can choose to reschedule, donate the cost of your tickets to Gamble House, or request a refund.

The Gamble House is located at 4 Westmoreland Place in Pasadena. Westmoreland Place runs parallel to Orange Grove Boulevard between W. Walnut Street and Rosemont Avenue. (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately after tickets are purchased.)

For more information, visit www.gamblehouse.org or call (626) 793-3334.

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