Upcoming Events

Friday, May 9

National Public Gardens Day

National Public Gardens Day was developed by the American Public Gardens Association in an effort to raise public awareness about the importance of public gardens.

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Saturday, May 10

Tour of Ruth Bancroft's Private Garden

Join RBG Curator Brian Kemble the day before Mother's Day for a rare peek at the private gardens around Ruth Bancroft's home, filled with plants that pre-date her eponymous succulent garden.

Limited to twenty participants.

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Sunday, May 11

Mother's Day Garden Tours

Start a family tradition at the Garden's annual Mother's Day event. There will be docent-guided tours at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm, hands-on crafts for the family, and a selection of gifts and dish gardens for that special lady. Regular admission rates apply, and moms are free!

Mother's Day Tea Party

There will be two tea seatings on Mother's Day, catered by La Boulange in Walnut Creek, at 11am and 1:30pm.

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Plant Highlight: Lampranthus multiradiatus

Some plants flower so profusely that a cloak of brilliant blossoms covers the plant completely. An example is Lampranthus multiradiatus, often called Lampranthus roseus, which is now considered a synonym. This member of the Ice Plant Family (Aizoaceae) is native to the southwestern part of South Africa, near Cape Town. The flowers of L. multiradiatus are light pink to rose-pink or lavender-pink in color and 1½ to 1¾ inches across (3.8 to 4.5 cm). At the Ruth Bancroft Garden its peak of flowering is in April, though it often begins in late March.

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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 Clubfor funding restoration and education projects


The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our nursery renovation


The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy