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.

SPECIAL NOTICE: On Tuesday, March 26th, the Garden is scheduled to be CLOSED due to city construction of the main entrance driveway.  We are planning to be OPEN the remainder of the week but please check back here for updates.  It is possible that visitors will need to use the north entrance which is  1/2 block past the main entrance on the right.


Spring Plant Sale: Members Only Preview

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Spring Watercolors

Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


CA Native Spring Bloomers Tour on 4/13 (Members Only)

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Succulent Propagation for Beginners

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


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 - March 2019

What’s In Bloom

March 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: Aloe branddraaiensis

As with most aloe species, the flowers in each cluster open sequentially from lowest to topmost over a course of several weeks. Each flower has a rounded base, narrowing a little above this, and then increasing again in diameter toward the mouth.