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Home front: Egg-dyeing at Hidden Villa

Also, Gamble Garden Spring Tour

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SPRING EGGS ... On Saturday, April 20 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., guests at Hidden Villa can gather and dye eggs at the Los Altos Hills farm. Each participant is invited to wander through the garden to gather colorful plants and vegetables that will be used as natural dyes to color their eggs. Participants also will learn how to weave a simple basket out of recycled materials to take home. The event is for families with children ages 5 and up. All persons attending, including adults, must register. For more information, go to

SAVE THE DATE ... The Gamble Garden Spring Tour will be held Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each garden on the tour reflects this year's theme, "Enter the Garden." The showcased gardens range from places of tranquility and retreat to the worldly, exotic and sophisticated, to the whimsical and playful. As part of the event, the Carriage House at Gamble Garden will offer gently used garden furniture, antiques, home decor, china and linens for sale. Vendors also will be selling home-and-garden merchandise. There will be a plant sale with hard-to-find species and edibles, as well as container gardens designed by garden staff and volunteers. Guests also will have the opportunity to bid on items at a silent auction. (Bidding will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.) Master Gardeners, representatives from Canopy and other horticultural resources will be on hand to answer garden questions. A catered box lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Tea House Patio. Pre-order your lunch by Friday, April 19. To register, go to

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