Miss Gamble's favorite flower was the iris and at one time she had 300 varieties in her garden. Shown in the photo above is the iris "Elizabeth Gamble", hybridized in 1994 by her friend Lois O'Brien in her honor. Our current iris collection features Dykes Medal winners from 1928-1969 and can be seen in the cutting garden, the planting beds bordering Waverley Street, and near the house. A Dykes Medal is given by the American Tall Beadred Iris Society as the best iris of the year. Many varieties of these Dykes Medal winners will be for sale at the Spring Tour plant sale.
The Spring Tour committee is in full swing getting ready to welcome over 2,000 guests, both at Gamble and in the five private gardens on view this year. Spring Tour is a major fundraising event for Gamble Garden. The newsletter this month and next will be filled with Spring Tour information. We hope you will purchase your Spring Tour tickets in advance and receive the member discount.