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.



Pocket Sketch On-The-Go

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Members Only Plant Sale Preview

Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


DIY Creative Succulent Series: Kokedama (Succulent Moss Ball)

Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 - September 2018

What’s In Bloom

September 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: Huernia thuretii var. primulina

Stapeliads are succulent relatives of the milkweeds with striking 5-pointed flowers. Their flowers are beautiful, but in most cases they emit foul odors to attract pollinators.