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.


Spring Watercolors

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Succulent Propagation for Beginners

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


CA Native Spring Bloomers Tour on 4/27 (Members Only)

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Curator’s Garden Tour- Yucca (Members Only)

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am


DIY Mother’s Day Teapots

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


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 - April 2019

What’s In Bloom

April 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: Veltheimia bracteata

Veltheimia bracteata is clump-forming, with new bulbs added year after year. It is native to coastal scrub vegetation in the Eastern Cape Province, which is located in the southeastern part of the country.