Visitor and Education Center Project


Artist's rendering of the building and surroundings.  Rendering by Robert Becker with IDF Global
Learn more about our new building plan here.
Upcoming Activities
Thursday, July 23

Plein Air Painters in the Garden

Join the painters at work in the Garden.

Cooler temperatures and soft lighting.

See the Garden in new light and throught the eyes of the artists.

Open until 7pm.

Saturday, July 25

Planting Companions

Saturday, July 25

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

More info here.


Thursday, July 30

RBG's Dog Day of Summer

ARF's Pet Hug Pack is here!

5:30 - 7pm

Visit the Garden and meet some of these wonderful animals and their friends.

Please no personal pets tonight.

Saturday, August 1

Garden Details

Saturday, August 1

10:30 - 11:30 am

Free for Members of The Ruth Bancroft Garden

More info here.

Friday, August 14

Southwest Sunset Social

Friday, August 14

5 - 8 pm

More info here.


Saturday, August 22


Succulents in Seashells

Saturday, August 22

10:30 am to 12:30 pm or 1:30 to 3:30 pm

In honor of Ruth’s passion for seashells as well as succulents, The Ruth Bancroft Garden is pleased to offer a special workshop on combining these beautiful natural materials.

More info and to register here.

Private Garden Rentals

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is available for private rentals on selected Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from June through early September.   Daytime rentals during the garden's regular business hours are also available.

Click here for more information and available dates.

Plant Highlight: Euphorbia resinifera

Euphorbia resinifera forms a mound of chubby columnar stems which expands over time, with the tallest central stems reaching a height of 2 to 2½ feet (.6 to .75 m). An old clump may be several feet wide (more than a meter). Each stem is four-sided, with a row of small spines extending up along each corner. The stems are green to gray-green in color and up to 1.4 inches in diameter (3.5 cm).

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The Garden and Nursery are open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

Thurs. until 7pm through Aug 27.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
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Grant Funders

The Ruth Bancroft Garden would like to recognize the following grant funders:

The Quest Foundation for funding our Education Coordinator’s position

The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation for funding our directional signs

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects

The Bonita Garden Club for funding restoration and education projects


The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our nursery renovation


The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy