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

Published on May 7, 2022

The Gamble House in Pasadena is offering one-hour docent-led tours for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, when guests may enjoy a complimentary coffee or tea beverage and a sweet treat on the Gamble House terrace and while exploring the lovely garden in this historic setting.

You can choose a special gift for Mom at the Gamble House bookstore, where ticketed guests will receive a 10-percent discount on all purchases on the day of their tour.

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

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




Custom handmade ceramic mug by Linnea Campbell.
Each cup is hand-thrown and embellished with Linnea Campbell’s original illustrations, which were exclusively created for The Gamble House. Other available styles include a rose, a bat, and a crane. The mugs have a perfect indent for your thumb to rest comfortably in and are dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Pair one with your loved one’s favorite cozy drink, like Nuda Botanica’s 100-percent organic Revive loose leaf tea.




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


“Kingfisher with Lotus Flower: Birds of Japan by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Other Masters of the Woodblock Print.”
A celebration of Japanese printmaking, birds and their habitats, and the pleasures of nature, this magnificent boxed set features more than sixty impeccably reproduced images from masters of the form. Fans of Japanese art, lovers of birds, and anyone who enjoys beautiful depictions of the natural world will cherish this beautifully satisfying volume. Add one of our laser cut William Morris cards featuring intricate and tapestry-inspired designs. Every card is proudly hand designed and cut before being produced in laser cut in our North London studio, United Kingdom.


The tour costs $10 for Gamble House members and $25 for non-members, and $5 for children under 12 years old. Each member can get a maximum of two tickets per account. Tours begin 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 a current government-issued photo ID, must be presented to staff prior to entering the bookstore or starting a tour. Documentation of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of a visit will also be accepted. Self-test results are not acceptable. 

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

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

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

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

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