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.
 
2015 Sculpture in the Garden
 
Our award winners!
 

Best in Show

Eclipse - David Mudgett

2nd Prize

Pillow and Ottoman -  Wilma Wyss

photo by Joseph Taecker-Wyss

3rd Prize

Reeds - Jeff Owen

Click here to find out more about the sculpture show.
 
Upcoming Activities
 
Thursday, July 9
 

Members Only

Garden Art Tour

Thursday, July 9, 2015

6 - 7 pm

 More info here.

artist: Cheryl Garcia    photo: Angie Capri

 
Friday, July 17

Blues, BBQ, and Beer Sunset Social

Friday, July 17, 2015

5 - 8 pm

This is the last Friday of this year's annual Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit and Sale.

Enjoy an evening of live music, BBQ, and locally brewed beer.

More info and purchase tickets here.

music by:

beer by:

 
Saturday, July 25
 

Planting Companions

Saturday, July 25, 2015

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

More info 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: Aeonium smithii
 

Aeonium smithii branches to form a small shrub about 1 to 2 feet high (30 to 60 cm). Its stems have whitish bristly hairs, giving them a shaggy appearance, though older stems tend to lose these hairs. During the winter-spring growing season, the rosettes of leaves are from 2½ to 6 inches across (6 to 15 cm). The spoon-shaped or paddle-shaped leaves are velvety to the touch and glossy on the upper surface. They have wavy margins, with the waviness varying from slight to pronounced. The leaves also have lengthwise purple or brownish dashes, especially on the undersides, and these are thickened water-storing structures.

Click here for more information

 

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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.
 
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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