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Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
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New in 2017

The Bold Dry Garden

Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

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Visitor and Education Center Project

New update coming soon!

Artists rendering of the view from the Nursery towards Visitor and Education Center across Entry Plaza with admissions kiosk. Rendering by Robert Becker with IDF Global.
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Upcoming Activities
Friday, April 28

Members Only:

California Native Highlights

10:30 - 11:30am

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Saturday, May 6

Author Event:

Join Robin Stockwell, former owner

of Succulent Gardens in Castroville, on a Garden Tour & Book Talk

10:30 - 11:30am

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Friday, May 12


Beginning Succulent Propagation


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Join us for

National Public Gardens Day

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get your admission voucher here.

Saturday, May 13

DIY Creative Succulent Series:

Mother's Day Teacups

10:30am - 11:30am


2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Sunday, May 14

Mother's Day

Make Memories with Mom

at The Ruth Bancroft Garden.

See what's happening.

Friday, May 19

Members Only:

Collecting and Cleaning

California Native Seeds

10:30 - 11:30am

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Saturday, June 10

DIY Creative Succulent Series:

Father's Day Planter

10:30am - 11:30am

Your choice of cactus or succulents to plant.

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Private Garden Rentals

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is available for private rentals on selected 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: Thelocactus rinconensis

Like many kinds of cacti, Thelocactus rinconensis tends to flower in bursts. The first burst comes in early spring (generally between mid-March and mid-April at the Ruth Bancroft Garden), and several weeks may pass between flowering episodes. The last flowers may come as late as mid-September. The flower color is usually white or pale pink, sometimes with some yellow at the bases of the petals, but there are also deeper pink forms reported.

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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