Plant Sales

 

We sell plants year-round from our Nursery, but our best selection of plants is offered at our annual Plant Sales in April and October.

 
 

Visit our largest plant sale of the year for...

  • The Bay Area's best selection of drought tolerant plants
  • Dry garden advice from knowledgeable staff and volunteers
  • Heirloom bearded irises from Ruth Bancroft's private collection
  • Garden gifts, succulent arrangements, locally made art, and hard-to-find books
 

Members Only Pre-Sale and Silent Auction: 9am-11am

Entry granted to members of The Ruth Bancroft only! No reciprocal members or guest passes. Memberships may be purchased at the door. Bagels and Peet's coffee will be served - Thank you to Noah's Bagels and Peet's Coffee!

Public Sale: 11am-3pm

The Garden will be open until 4pm, but the sale wraps up at 3.

Free Admission All Day

Docent-Led Tours at 11am and 1pm

 

Available Plants for Spring 2014

(not a full list)

Acacia cultriformis
Acacia merinthophora

Adenium obesum (red-flowered cv.)

Agave americana 'Medio Picta Alba'

Agave applanata

Agave 'Baccarat'

Agave 'Blue Glow'

Agave bracteosa

Agave colorata

Agave dasylirioides

Agave gentryi

Agave guadalajarana

Agave havardiana

Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'

Agave montana

Agave nickelsiae

Agave obscura

Agave ocahui

Agave ovatifolia

Agave parrasana

Agave parryi

Agave pelona

Agave potatorum

Agave 'Royal Spine'

Agave rzedowskiana

Agave salmiana 'Butterfingers'

Agave 'Shoji Raijin'

Agave striata

Agave toumeyana

Agave utahensis v. eborispina

Agave utahensis v. nevadensis

Agave victoriae-reginae

Agave wocomahi

Agave xylonacantha

 

Albuca setosa 'Augrabies Hills'

 

Aloe aculeata

Aloe arborescens

Aloe aristata

Aloe brevifolia

Aloe buhrii

Aloe capitata var. cipolinicola

Aloe capitata var. quartziticola

Aloe claviflora

Aloe glauca

Aloe 'Hellskloof Bells'

Aloe 'Hum-Vir'

Aloe juvenna

Aloe 'Lavender Star'

Aloe lineata

Aloe melanacantha

Aloe microstigma

Aloe mitriformis

Aloe mutabilis

Aloe pesudorubroviolacea

Aloe petricola

Aloe rubroviolacea

Aloe sinkatana

Aloe striata hybrid

Aloe 'Virens'

 

Anigozanthos 'Amber Velvet'

Anigozanthos 'Spike'

 

Brachychiton rupestris

Boophone disticha

Brunsvigia josephinae

Bulbinella nutans

Cyrtanthus obliquus

 

Echeveria affinis 'Black Knight'

Echeveria agavoides 'Ebony'

Echeveria agavoides 'Red Edge'

Echeveria agavoides 'Romeo'

Echeveria agavoides x pulidonis

Echeveria amoena

Echeveria cante (seed grown)

Echeveria cante 'White Cloud'

Echeveria colorata 'Mexican Giant'

Echeveria derenbergii

Echeveria 'Domingo'

Echeveria elegans

Echeveria gibbiflora hybrids

Echeveria 'Gilva'

Echeveria 'Glory'

Echeveria 'Imbricata'

Echeveria lilacina

Echeveria pulidonis

Echeveria setosa

Echeveria subrigida

 

Ferocactus glaucescens

Ferocactus latispinus

Ferocactus pilosus

 

Gasteria acinacifolia

Gasteria bicolor

Gasteria carinata

Gasteria glomerata

Gasteria RBG hybrids

Gasteria verrucosa

 

Graptopetalum paraguayense and hybrids

 

Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins'

 

Graptoveria 'Opalina'

 

Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream'

 

Ledebouria socialis

 

Leucadendron argenteum

Leucadendron 'Ebony'

Leucadendron 'Jester'

 

Leucospermum 'High Gold'

Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbons'

 

Mammillaria geminispina

Mammillaria spp.

 

Ornithogalum sp.

 

Protea cynaroides

Protea 'Pink Ice'

 

Veltheimia capensis

 

Xanthorrhoea preissii

 
Silent Auction Plants - Spring 2014
 

Agave rzedowskiana

Deuterocohnia chlorantha

Euphorbia horrida

Fockea edulis

Idria columnaris

Mammilaria parkinsonii

Mammilaria geminispina hybrid

Mamillaria pringlei

Opuntia sulphurea

Oreocereus trolii

Pachypodium brevicaule

Tylecodon paniculatus

   
 

Information for Sale Day

 

Driving and Parking Directions

The entrance to the Plant Sale is the North Entrance of the Garden. Please exercise caution when entering the single-lane driveway; there may be pedestrians our outgoing traffic. Stay to the right, and use the gravel turnouts as necessary.

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.


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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

Wagons are available at the 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.

Plant tables are set up throughout the Garden, near mature specimens. If you are looking for a specific plant, please ask one of our staff or volunteers, who will be wearing name badges.

More plants and specialty dish gardens are available in the shade house adjoining the Folly. Please note that wagons and strollers are not allowed in the shade house!

The Nursery is not open to the public. All of the available plants will be out in the Garden; plants that are visible from outside the Nursery fence may not be ready for sale or may be reserved for accession into the Garden. Please do not enter the Nursery or the Nursery Greenhouse!

 
 

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.

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 pick-up areas will assist you. You can drive your car around and receive help loading plants into your car.

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

 

Spring 2014

Driving and Parking

Garden Layout

Checkout Process

 
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 an in-kind sponsors for supporting our plant sales!

Contra Costa Times

Daiblo Magazine

Annie's Annuals

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