Valentine's Aloe Day Tours

Fifth Annual Aloe Day Event

Saturday, February 11th, 2017



The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s Aloe Day Tours, an all-day event focused specifically on the Garden’s dramatic Aloe collection. The Garden has an unparalleled collection of aloes, including hybrids not found anywhere else in the world. These winter bloomers put on a stunning show with colorful, dramatic flower stalks.


Garden is open for regular admission visits

  • Self-guided Aloe tours
  • Docent led garden tours at 11am and 1pm
  • Special selection of aloes will be available in our retail nursery
  • Dish gardens, aloe books, and other garden inspired gifts for your Valentine

Special Event - Curator led aloe tour &

“Sweets with Your Sweetie”

You and your sweetie will enjoy a guided tour of The Garden led by curator Brian Kemble, world-renowned aloe expert, then enjoy hot beverages or a mimosa and plate of sweet treats in our covered shade house.   Be sure to take home the succulent planter on your table as a remembrance of your visit. 

  • Tours with Brian start at 10am and 12pm and last 60 - 90 minutes followed by your Sweets seating.
  • Space is limited for this special event so pre-registration is required. Event will be held rain or shine.



Thank you to The Natural Candy Store and Safeway for their generous donations to this event!

Mission Statement
The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Sculpture Show Sponsors

The success of our Sculpture Show depends on our generous sponsors. Thank you!


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Grant Funders

The Ruth Bancroft Garden would like to recognize the following grant funders:

The Quest Foundation for funding our Education Coordinator’s position

The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation and The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our directional signs

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects

The Bonita Garden Clubfor funding restoration and education projects

The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy