Open Tuesday – Sunday | 9am – 4pm

We are a world-renowned 3.5 acre botanical garden and retail Nursery housing a collection of climate-appropriate plants from around the world. We offer a variety of classes, workshops, and events that encourage you to connect meaningfully with the beauty of this place. Come explore Ruth’s Garden today! Garden Members receive exclusive benefits, unlimited free visits to the Garden, and so much more.

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Sculpture in the Garden


The 29th Annual Sculpture in the Garden begins June 17th and runs through August 13th! We are thrilled to be supporting 26 local sculptors and artists. Their work will be displayed proudly throughout the Garden.

This exhibit is free with Garden admission. Our Ruth Bancroft Garden Members receive free admission all year long – join today and start taking advantage of this perk!

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Opening Night

June 17th | 5:30 – 7:30PM


Enjoy first-looks at the pieces for sale and on display during the year’s exhibit.

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Food will be provided by Beyond the Board!

“It was delightful! Incredible, unusual plants, and a nursery to buy your own!”

– Susan

Sip & Paint with Super Paint Party


 Super Paint Party will be hosting and you will paint a design on a 16×20″ canvas made just for RBG! All Members can purchase up to 4 tickets at Member price. Listen to some music, enjoy a glass of wine, and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! All skill levels are welcome!


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“LOVED this space! Amazing garden, very friendly staff, and am seriously considering an annual membership now I’ve experienced the serenity and beauty of the gardens.”

– Tong-Tong

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Our Garden Members get free admission to the Garden, 20% off in our retail Nursery every time they shop, reciprocal admission to other gardens, and more! Memberships start at just $50 a year and can be bought online or at the Kiosk at the Garden!


If you have any Membership related questions, please reach out to our team at membership@ruthbancroftgarden.org


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 Designer in the Nursery


Every Wednesday in March from 9:30am to 12:30pm one of our Landscape Designers will be in the Nursery to help you with your quick design questions. Need to replace a plant or two? Want to know more about our Landscape Design services?

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1552 Bancroft Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

          photo by Jenn Emerling

Private Events at the Garden


The Garden is a perfect venue for weddings, corporate events, birthdays and other special occasions. Our unique collection of mature trees, succulents and cacti provide a stunning backdrop to make your occasion unforgettable. Indoor and outdoor options available so you can have your event any time of year.
Voted “Best Wedding Venue in the East Bay” by Diablo Magazine editors and readers, 2020, 2021, & 2022


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As Seen on The Knot       Best of the East Bay logo The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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Discover the magic of Ruth Bancroft Garden through the eyes of a happy bride! Read her glowing review and let the enchanting ambiance of our unique and stunning wedding venue inspire your special day.

‘As they set out on their wedding planning adventure, the overall design was a focus for this artful couple. “One of the most important aspects of our wedding was the setting,” Maggie shares. “We both love plants and flowers, so we started with inspiration from our venue, Ruth Bancroft Garden, which already had beautiful, natural colors, plants, hidden corners and more. We wanted our colors to add pop to the muted tones of the garden, and it all built out from there!” With the natural textures and tones shining as an idyllic backdrop, Maggie and Mario elected to decorate their space minimally.’theknot.com


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Landscape Design Services


Want a waterwise garden but not sure where to start? We offer landscape design services ranging from a little advice to a complete plan for a whole new garden! Transform your outdoor space with our expert landscape design services, featuring stunning drought-tolerant plants perfectly suited to our Mediterranean micro-climate. Fill out our Design Services inquiry form to get started!


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We are proud partners of the Bloom! California Campaign


This initiative aims to encourage people to plant California native plants in their Gardens. Doing so provides a habitat for local wildlife including hummingbirds, bees and butterflies! We have many California native plants in the Garden today, and have a selection available for sale in our retail Nursery.


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(Workshop) Needle Felted Mushrooms

Saturday, June 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


(Webinar) Dry Garden Botany – Shrubs/Herbaceous Plants

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


(Webinars) Groundcovers & Vines in Dry Gardens

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


(Webinar) Essential Cacti- MEMBER

Monday, May 29, 2023 @ 3:56 pm - 3:56 pm


(Webinar) Essential Agave & Friends in Dry Gardens

Saturday, July 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Children’s Programs

The Garden hosts a variety of Children’s education. Learn more here

What's In Bloom - May 2023

What’s In Bloom

May 2023

Preview the plants blooming in the Garden right now. Discover which ones are available in the Nursery. Print this guide at home or pick one up at the Garden when you visit.

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Latest Plant Highlight: Gasteria rawlinsonii

While many Gasteria are stemless, this is not true of a unique cliff-dwelling species named Gasteria rawlinsonii.