About

Our Mission

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.

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a foremost example of the art of garden design with drought-tolerant plants, and it is known as one of the finest dry gardens in the world. The Garden displays an expansive collection of plants from the world’s desert and Mediterranean climates, collected by Ruth Bancroft for over 60 years. Every season offers something new in the Garden and visitors will find themselves in awe at the boldness and beauty of Ruth’s work. Explore our site to learn more about Ruth Bancroft and The Garden’s origins.

Banner photo by John Ricca