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Visitor and Education Center
 
 

Thursday, March 26  

7 - 8:30pm, Gardens at Heather Farm - Camellia Room

Please join us to hear an exciting presentation about

the Visitor and Education Center Building Project planned for the Garden!

More info here.

 
Upcoming Activities
 
Saturday, March 28
 

Members Only:

Local Garden Tours

9 am - 12 pm: drop-in on your own to visit

Members can visit three fantastic drought-tolerant gardens in Oakland

 More info here.

 
Saturday, April 4
 

prickly pear

New to Schedule!

Beginner's Garden Photography
Saturday, April 4, 2015
8 to 10 am

$20 non-members; $15 members

 More info here.

 
 

Everything Agave: Successfully Growing Agaves at Home

2 - 3:30 pm

$20 non-members; $15 members

Greg Starr, Agave expert, comes to town to share his love for this fantastic, drought-resistant plant. Variety of sizes, colors, and looks that can work great in gardens and containers!

More info here.

Agave havardiana
 
Starting Saturday, April 11
 

New Sale Format:

Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 11- Thursday, April 16

6 days of enhanced plant selection

in our new expanded nursery retail space

More info here.

 
Saturday, April 18
 

Succulent Propagation Workshops

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Two Sessions available!

10:30 am - 12:00 pm or

2:00 - 3:30 pm

More info and Sign up here.

Propagation by leaf
 
Saturday, April 25
 

Members Only

Soil Basics

Saturday, April 25, 2015

10:30 -11:00 am

 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: Grevillea petrophiloides 'Big Bird'
 

Grevillea is a large genus, with about 250 species, belonging to the Protea Family. The great majority are from Australia, and they occur in the western Mediterranean-climate area as well as in the east where summer rainfall predominates. Some Grevillea species are trees, but most of them are shrubs. Though they are in the same family as the proteas, their flowers are very different. Typically, Grevillea flowers have clusters of little curly-cue flowers with long arching styles extending out, most often in shades of red and pink, but some have a different look.

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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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