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.



Annual Dinner

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Watercolor: The Many Colors of Succulents (3-part series)

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Metallic Leaf Art

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Docent Training Program Kicks Off

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


DIY Succulent Gravy Boat Garden

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 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 - October 2018

What’s In Bloom

October 2018

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: Plectranthus argentatus

Though it is native to a summer-rainfall area, Plectranthus argentatus grows quite well in The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s Mediterranean climate, needing only an occasional watering during the summer months to keep it happy.