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June 2019

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Coit Family Visitor and Education Center

Wednesday, June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
new VIsitor & Education Center

Join us June 26th for the grand opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Coit Family Visitor and Education Center.

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Sculpture Show Opening Night 2019

Saturday, June 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$30 – $35
Sculpture Show 2019

Join us for a beautiful night in the Garden as we celebrate Opening Night of the Sculpture Show! Enjoy live music, drinks, appetizers and a chance to meet with this year's artists and unwind as the sun sets over the Garden.

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25th Annual Sculpture Show: ongoing daily

Sunday, June 30 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, September 1 @ 5:00 pm
Sculpture Show 2019

Sculpture in the Garden is the annual art show and sale that marries stunning sculptural art with the natural sculptural beauty of the Garden. This year’s show will feature the works of Richard Starks and eight other renowned West Coast artists.  All of the art pieces are available for purchase, so you can bring the magic  home to your own garden.

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July 2019

3rd Thursdays – Tequila y Tacos

Thursday, July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free 51 tickets left

Unwind on Thursday evening as the sun sets in the Garden. We'll have music and tequila samples, plus wine/beer and yummy freshly grilled street tacos available for purchase. Grab your family and friends for this chance to enjoy summer evenings in the Garden.

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Curator’s Garden Tour- Agaves (Members Only)

Saturday, July 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Free 7 tickets left

Join long-time curator Brian Kemble for an early morning walk in the garden to learn about its extensive agave collection.

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Botanical Impressions

Saturday, July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$55 – $65 9 tickets left

Create your own plaster casting of amazing botanicals through this fun, easy and rewarding process!

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August 2019

Dog Days of Summer

Saturday, August 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are celebrating our favorite 4-legged family members with a special day of activities just for dogs and their dog-loving humans. Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Adoption truck will be on hand plus numerous dog-related businesses.  As always, dogs on leashes are welcome in the Garden and visitors who bring their dogs to this event will receive a 20% off coupon to use in our Nursery. More details about participating businesses are coming soon. RSVP-ticket requested only to help…

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Summer Backyard Folk Concert

Saturday, August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$50 16 tickets left
A garden is displayed on a stand in front of blooming plants in a garden.

Unwind in the beautiful backyard of Garden supporter Melissa and Elisabeth for their annual Summer Folk concert. Drinks, relaxed vibes, music, and fun all in support of The Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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Summer Bike Challenge

Tuesday, August 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Garden is proudly participating in this year's Walnut Creek Summer Bike Challenge.  On Tuesday, August 6th, we are the host location and all those who arrive by bike between 10am and noon can enter the Garden for FREE. The Summer Bike Challenge encourages everyone to "Explore your town from the seat of a bike!"  It is free, healthy, fun for ALL ages!  Bike around town, cross off destination squares, pick up free treats, and enter the Grand Prize drawing!…

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Travels with Brian & Walker – Ethiopia Edition

Thursday, August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$20 – $25 42 tickets left
Close up shot of aloe native to Ethiopia

Journey through the rugged and beautiful terrains of Ethiopia with Brian Kemble and Walker Young as they relive their botany expedition and share spectacular photos from their adventure. 

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