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Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
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New in 2017

The Bold Dry Garden

Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

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Visitor and Education Center Project

New update coming soon!

Artists rendering of the view from the Nursery towards Visitor and Education Center across Entry Plaza with admissions kiosk. Rendering by Robert Becker with IDF Global.
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Upcoming Activities
Saturday, June 10

DIY Creative Succulent Series:

Father's Day Planter

10:30am - 11:30am

Your choice of cactus or succulents to plant.

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Wednesday, June 14
Saturday, June 17

Sculpture in the Garden

Opening Night Party

5-8 pm

Join us in the Garden to meet the artists, and enjoy music, dinner, and drinks.

Learn more and buy tickets.

Sunday, June 18

Father's Day at the Garden

10am to 4pm

Bring Dad out to enjoy music and sculpture in the Garden!

Learn more here.

Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit continues through Sunday, August 13
Private Garden Rentals

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is available for private rentals on selected 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: Graptopetalum amethystinum

Graptopetalum amethystinum comes into flower in late spring, usually beginning in the latter half of April at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. The branched inflorescences emerge from between the leaves, bearing dozens of buds which open a few at a time over a period of weeks. The petals are pale yellow to almost white, with deep red markings. The red is more abundant toward the tips, and sometimes the entire tip is bright red, while the lower part of the petal tends to be red-speckled. Though small, about .6 to .7 inches long (15 – 18 mm), the flowers are quite beautiful.

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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.
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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


The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy