Plant Sales

 

We sell a large selection of plants year-round in our Retail Nursery. 

At our annual plant sales, in April and October, we offer an expanded selection of interesting and unusual plants.

 
Fall 2015 Plant Sale 
Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, October 11

2 days of Expanded Plant Selection and Member Discounts in our Nursery Retail Space

Saturday:

  • Members recieve 20%off plants, pots, dish gardens, soil, and fertilizers. To avoid delays please be sure to bring your membership card along!

  • Memberships available at the door

  • Sale hours 10 am – 2 pm

  • Docent-led tours at 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 2 pm
  • Free admission to the garden

  • The Garden closes at 4 pm

Sunday:

  • Members recieve 20%off plants, pots, dish gardens, soil, and fertilizers. To avoid delays please be sure to bring your membership card along!

  • Memberships available at the door

  • Sale hours 10 am – 2 pm

  • Docent-led tour at 11 am
  • Free admission to the garden

  • The Garden closes at 4 pm
 
 

Information for Sale Days

 

Driving and Parking Directions for Saturday,October 10.

Parking on Saturday, October 10th will be available at both the North (folly) and South (office) entrances of the Garden. Please exercise caution when entering and leaving the driveways; there may be pedestrians or outgoing traffic.

At the North entrance please stay to the right, and use the gravel turnouts as necessary. Please follow the directions of our parking volunteers to ensure everyone's safety. After parking walk back along the driveway to the Folly to enter the Garden. Please do not walk through the private property behind the Garden.

At the South entrance please stay to the right and proceed to parking behind the building. follow the directions of our parking volunteers to ensure everyone's safety. Vehicles picking up plants at the loading area will also be entering and leaving at this entrance.

If the lots at the North and South entrances are full please park on adjacent streets.  Be mindful of encroaching on driveways, we want to be good neighbors.

 

Parking for Sunday, October 11   is at the office entrance. If the office lot fills, overflow parking is on neighboring side streets. Please exercise caution when entering the parking lot; there may be pedestrians or outgoing traffic.

Be mindful of encroaching on driveways, we want to be good neighbors.

 


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From San Francisco or Oakland
Drive East on Highway 24, and continue onto 680 North.
Exit Treat Blvd. and turn right. Go approximately one mile, then turn right on Bancroft Road.
Make a U-turn at Stratton Road. The Ruth Bancroft Garden will be on your right.

From Sacramento
Drive West on Interstate 80 and exit onto 680 South.
Exit at Treat Blvd. and turn left from the offramp onto North Main Street. Make the next left onto Treat Blvd.
Go approximately one mile, then turn right on Bancroft Road.
Make a U-turn at Stratton Road. The Ruth Bancroft Garden will be on your right.

From San Jose
Drive North on 680. Exit at Ygnacio Valley Blvd. and turn right.
Go approximately two and a half miles, then turn left onto Bancroft Road. The Ruth Bancroft Garden will be on your right.

 

Navigating the Plant Sale

The Plant Sale is in a new location in the Garden.  Plant tables are set up in the retail plant sales area and into the garden near the sales area.  If you are looking for a specific plant, please ask one of our Nursery staff, in bright green shirts, or volunteers, who will be wearing name badges.

Wagons are available in the sale area entrance for your shopping convenience. Please return the wagons when you are finished so that others may use them. If you are still shopping but no longer need a wagon, our volunteers will help you move your plants to the holding area, thus making the wagon available for others. We do have a limited number of wagons; so if you have a wagon please feel free to bring it along.

Nursery areas visible from the retail sales area but chained off are not open to the public.  Plants in these areas are not yet ready to be sold, already sold, or reserved for accession into the Garden.  Please do not enter any area that is chained off!

 
 

Purchasing Plants

When you are ready to purchase your plants, volunteers will help collect and tally your plants, and will provide you with a tally sheet to take to the cashier.  If you have 8 or fewer plants there is an Express Checkout line.

The cashier will calculate your total. You may pay by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).

If you have too many plants to carry, volunteers in the holding and loading areas will assist you. You can drive your car around to the office entrance and receive help loading plants into your car. For Loading Zone infomation click here.

Drive safely! Your plants are sure to love their new home.

 

Loading Zone and Directions

The office entrace will be used for loading plant sale purchases only.  Please follow the directions of the traffic volunteers to ensure everyone's safety.

Directions and map to loading zone from North Entrance and side streets.

 
 

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Driving and Parking

Navigating the Sale

Checkout Process

Loading Zone

 
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.
 
Plant Sale Sponsors

Thank you to our generous media and in-kind sponsors for supporting our plant sales!

Contra Costa Times

Daiblo Magazine 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Succulent Gardens

Peet's Coffee and Tea

 
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 and The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our directional signs

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects

The Bonita Garden Clubfor funding restoration and education projects

 

The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy