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
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

Advance ticket purchase highly recommended

Lindsay Wildlife Experience - desert animals

The Hot Club of Marin - music

Black Diamond Brewing Co. - beer

Classic Catering - food

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.

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Plant Highlight: Agave flexispina

The flower stalk of Agave flexispina is on the slender side for an Agave, and in habitat it reaches a height of 8 to 12 feet (2.5 to 3.5 m). At the Ruth Bancroft Garden, our largest specimen exceeded this, topping out at 20 feet (6 m). The stalk may be straight or else just a little sinuous in the upper half. The upper portion of the stalk has relatively short branches, each ending in a cluster of flowers.

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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


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