Sunset Social Series

 

We ask that you purchase your tickets in advance so that we can be adequately prepared.

Please note: we do not issue paper tickets. Your name will be added to the guest list.

 

Friday, June 21 – Art & Jazz in the Garden

5 - 8pm

 

 

Painters

Fogline

One of our most popular events of the year, the Art & Jazz Sunset Social offers the irresistible combination of food, wine, and great music. Also back this year: plein air painters!

Musical Guest: Dogbone

Menu by Taheri's Mediterranean Restaurant

Wine by Fogline Vineyards and Mahoney Vineyards

Beer by Pyramid Brewery in Walnut Creek


$15; food and drinks sold separately

Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended - this event will sell out!

Call the office (925) 944-9352 or register online.

You do not need a PayPal account to pay online! Just click the link at the bottom of the page that says "Don't have a PayPal account?" and enter your payment information.

   

Sunday, July 7 - Agave & Tequila

4 - 8pm

 

 

 

Loose Bluew

 

Agave

 

Make the most of a summer Sunday! Take a tour of the Garden's amazing agave collection with one of our knowledgeable Docents and enjoy refreshing agave/tequila drinks. Members, scroll down for information about the special tequila tasting!

 

Docent tours at 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm

Musical Guest Loose Blues

Food by El Aguila Taqueria in Pleasant Hill

Drinks by Barbacoa in Orinda


$15; food and drinks sold separately

Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. Call the office (925) 944-9352 or register online.

You do not need a PayPal account to pay online! Just click the link at the bottom of the page that says "Don't have a PayPal account?" and enter your payment information.

Members Only Tour and Tasting

Take an agave tour with Curator Brian Kemble and immerse yourself in a top-shelf tequila tasting with Julio Bermejo, the genius behind the bar at Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco who earned the title of “Ambassador of Tequila to the United States” from the state of Jalisco, Mexico for his dedication to the drink.

 

Tour and tasting starts at 5pm. There will be a half-hour break at 6pm.

 

$25; includes admission to the Agave & Tequila Sunset Social

Members, please call the office for your tickets: (925) 944-9352.

   

Friday, August 23 - Bluegrass, BBQ, & Beer

5 - 8pm

Alhambra Valley Band

 

Bring the whole family, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! The Alhambra Valley Band has been entertaining bluegrass fans since 1986.

Musical Guest: The Alhambra Valley Band

BBQ Menu by Willowstone Catering

Drinks by Pyramid Brewery in Walnut Creek

$15; food and drinks sold separately

Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. Call the office (925) 944-9352 to register.

Check out photos of last year's event on our SmugMug page

 
Driving and Parking Information

 

Parking Instructions

The Ruth Bancroft Garden has two entrances. The Garden Office is located at 1552 Bancroft Road. The North Entrance is half a block farther down at 1500 Bancroft Road. Use the North Entrance for events.

There is very limited parking, and we ask that you reserve Garden parking for those who are older, have physical limitations, or have young children. There is ample street parking on Stratton Road and Banbury Road. Please consult the map below:

Parking Map

Driving Directions

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.

 
2013 Sunset Socials

Art & Jazz

Agaves & Tequila

Bluegrass

 

Driving and Parking Information

 
Sunset Social Sponsors

The success of our Sunset Social Series depends on our generous media and in-kind sponsors. Thank you!

CCTimes

Renaissance Club Sport

Diablo Magazine

 
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 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