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A world-renowned 3.5-acre garden, housing a collection of succulents, both unique and beloved, as well as drought-tolerant plants from around the world. The Garden’s founder, Ruth Bancroft, lived to be 109 and was a pioneer in drought-tolerant gardening. Open to the public year-round, the Garden showcases fabulous blooms during every season and highlights plant structure and texture in robust plantings.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Pocket Sketch On-The-Go

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Succulent Swap- Members Only

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Mar y Montañas

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Curator’s Garden Tour- Cactus (Members Only)

Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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3rd Thursdays – Tequila y Tacos

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Bold Dry Garden

by Johanna Silver

“Will quench your thirst for inspiration…elegant photographs ably capture the architectural drama of its bold forms and eccentric groupings.”
New York Times

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What's In Bloom - May 2019

What’s In Bloom

May 2019

Preview the plants blooming in the Garden right now. Discover which ones are for sale in the Nursery. Print this guide at home or pick one up at the Admissions Kiosk when you visit.

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Latest Plant Highlight: Yucca carnerosana

Yuccas always put on a wonderful display at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in spring, with their showy clusters of waxy white flowers.