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
DRY GARDEN DESIGN SYMPOSIUM:
The Continuing Legacy of the Ruth Bancroft Garden
A two-day symposium highlighting the continuing legacy of Ruth Bancroft’s garden, designed for for professional landscapers, horticulturists and avid home gardeners.
October 26-27, 2019
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
What’s In Bloom
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.
Latest Plant Highlight: Dasylirion longissimum
Dasylirion is a genus of 20 or so species native to Mexico and the southwestern US. There are two species which differ from the others in having very narrow needle-like leaves, and these are frequently confused in nurseries and in gardens. These are Dasylirion longissimum and Dasylirion quadrangulatum, and it might be useful to point out their differences.