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.


CA Native Winter Bloomers Garden Tour (Members Only)

Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Cold Hardy Succulents

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am


Evening Garden Photography

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Succulent Swap (Members Only)

Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Bancroft History Tour (Members Only)

Saturday, January 26, 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 - November 2018

What’s In Bloom

November 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: Hakea verrucosa

The flowers of Hakea species are held in clusters along the stems, and they resemble those of the relatives in the genus Grevillea. Hakea is a large genus of shrubs and small trees in the Protea Family (Proteaceae), with 150 species listed in Wikipedia.