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Arts & Crafts expert speaking at Gamble Garden

Paul Duchscherer, an expert in Arts & Crafts design, will discuss "Outside the Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Gardens" 2-4 p.m. June 4 at Gamble Garden in Palo Alto.

Duchscherer is a San Francisco lecturer, writer and architectural consultant whose specialty is historical period-style design, with an emphasis on the Arts & Crafts style of the early 20th century.

Among his projects was a 1915 Los Altos Craftsman home on University Avenue that he helped owners Debbie and Dennis Segers restore. An example of his creative garden design can be seen in the home's front yard. At three lots wide, the yard is a long strip. Duchscherer designed waist-high, stone stanchion-style walls that divide it into a series of small "rooms," each with its own landscaping.

Duchscherer will discuss how to take popular Arts & Crafts design features outside to create a garden that complements the style. Among these features are gates, fencing, walls, paths, steps, water features and outdoor furniture dating from or inspired by the early 20th century bungalow period. Examples of these gardens are evident in the Bay Area.

Tickets cost $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Gamble Garden is located at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. To register, call Gamble Garden at 329-1356 or visit www.gamblegarden.org.

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