Visitor and Education Center Project


Artist's rendering of the building and surroundings.  Rendering by Robert Becker with IDF Global
Learn more about our new building plan here.
2015 Sculpture in the Garden
Our award winners!

Best in Show

Eclipse - David Mudgett

2nd Prize

Pillow and Ottoman -  Wilma Wyss

photo by Joseph Taecker-Wyss

3rd Prize

Reeds - Jeff Owen

Click here to find out more about the sculpture show.
Upcoming Activities
Thursday, July 9

Members Only

Garden Art Tour

Thursday, July 9, 2015

6 - 7 pm

 More info here.

artist: Cheryl Garcia    photo: Angie Capri

Friday, July 17

Blues, BBQ, and Beer Sunset Social

Friday, July 17, 2015

5 - 8 pm

This is the last Friday of this year's annual Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit and Sale.

Enjoy an evening of live music, BBQ, and locally brewed beer.

More info and purchase tickets here.

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beer by:

Saturday, July 25

Planting Companions

Saturday, July 25, 2015

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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: Euphorbia resinifera

Euphorbia resinifera forms a mound of chubby columnar stems which expands over time, with the tallest central stems reaching a height of 2 to 2½ feet (.6 to .75 m). An old clump may be several feet wide (more than a meter). Each stem is four-sided, with a row of small spines extending up along each corner. The stems are green to gray-green in color and up to 1.4 inches in diameter (3.5 cm).

Click here for more information


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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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