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.



Members Only Local Garden Tour

Saturday, August 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Zen Arrangement of Flowers and Succulents

Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ruth’s Birthday Celebration & Estate Sale

Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Members Only Bancroft History Tour

Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Pocket Sketch On-The-Go

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 9:00 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 - August 2018

What’s In Bloom

August 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: Calibanus hookeri

Calibanus hookeri is summer-flowering. The branched inflorescences are shorter than the leaves, and they arch to one side. The tiny off-white flowers, sometimes with a reddish or purplish tinge, are borne in small clusters along the main stalk and the side branches.