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January 2019

Succulent Swap (Members Only)

Saturday, January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free 2 tickets left
close up of a white hand holding a small succulent

Are you drowning in pups and cuttings? Bring succulents to swap with other Garden members and leave with new plants to add to your collection.

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Bancroft History Tour (Members Only)

Saturday, January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free Sold out
black and white photo of an old car

Dive into the past and learn about Ruth's life and work in the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Explore parts of the Bancroft property not open to the public on this historic tour.

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Author Talk with Daniel Nolan

Saturday, January 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free Sold out
White guy wearing blue jeans and white shirt standing in front of wooden plank background with a planter on the wall

Meet Daniel Nolan, author of "Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens" and learn how to transform your space into a modern and stylish dry garden. Books available for purchase at the event.

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Junior Cactus Club

Saturday, January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
$12 – $15 8 tickets left
A group of children ages 5-10 enjoying a fun craft outdoors in the ruth bancroft garden junior cactus club

Calling all junior cactus lovers! Activities, crafts, cacti, and fun! Join the Junior Cactus Club and discover a deeper love for water wise plants. For ages 6-10.

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February 2019

Private Planetarium Show at Chabot Space & Science Center

Friday, February 1 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
$50 11 tickets left
starry dark red sky of the planetarium at chabot space and science center

Transport yourself through the night-sky and enjoy Chabot's popular, First Friday Nights! All proceeds of this exclusive experience support The Garden.

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Blooming Aloes Garden Tour

Saturday, February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$30 – $35 8 tickets left
bright pink tubular flowers on blooming aloe affinis in the ruth bancroft garden

Discover the Garden's unparalleled collection of aloes, including hybrids not found anywhere else in the world! Tour led by Garden Curator, Brian Kemble.

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DIY Succulent Heart Wreath

Saturday, February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$65 – $70 12 tickets left
succulent heart wreath

Create a beautiful, heart-shaped succulent wreath! Give away as a Valentine's Day gift, or keep as a fun piece for your patio or home.

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Flowering Mesembs Garden Tour

Saturday, February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free Sold out
bright orange flowers on an ice plant at the ruth bancroft garden

A closer look at the beautiful flowering mesembs at The Ruth Bancroft Garden, including ones not normally seen in the Bay Area. Tour led by Curator, Brian Kemble. Sign-up today!

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March 2019

All About Air Plants

Saturday, March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$20 – $25
pale green and grey wispy tillandsia plants

Tillandsia, which are more commonly known as "air plants", have over 500 varieties and are recognized for their ability to grow outside of soil and their beautiful shapes.

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May 2019

Vintage Tea Party

Saturday, May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50 Sold out
A table covered in fine silverware and tea pots stands in front of a lush green background of plants

Enjoy a tea party in a park-like backyard in Walnut Creek. Tea, sweets, and treats all in support of The Ruth Bancroft Garden!

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