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A roundup of local home and garden events, including a free garden tour and a camellia enthusiasts' meeting.

FREE GARDEN TOUR ... On the second Saturday of every month, including Nov. 11, Gamble Garden is open for docent tours of the1902 house. Visitors can meet master gardeners and ask any plant question and visit the plant sale. Each month will typically have a special event in the Carriage House, too. Gamble Garden is located at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. For more information go to gamblegarden.org.

FREE FRUIT TREE CLASS ... Learn how to prune your fruit trees in this free 30-minute class at Summerwinds Nursery at 725 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. The event will be Sunday, Nov. 12 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited, so reserve a spot. To register, go to summerwindsnursery.com.

CAMELLIAS AND AZALEAS ... One of the leading experts on camellias and azaleas will be the guest speaker at the next San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society and the De Anza Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society joint meeting. The event will be Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City. The program will feature Tom Nuccio, of Nuccio's Nurseries in southern California. Nuccio will bring camellias and azaleas, give information on these plants, and let us know how to care for them. The plants will then be raffled off to the evening's participants. For more information, please go to camelliasfpcs.org or deanza-ars.com.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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