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September 2018

Members Only Plant Sale Preview

Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An exclusive sneak peek at the plants on sale in the Nursery! For RBG members only. Enjoy first dibs on discounted plants, live music, drinks, and more!

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December 2018

Demo: How to drill a drainage hole in a ceramic pot (members only)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn how to drill a drainage hole in a ceramic pot to allow for proper drainage which will keep your succulents healthy and happy.

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January 2019

CA Native Winter Bloomers Garden Tour (Members Only)

Saturday, January 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
long strands of white flowers flow from glossy green leaves on garrya elliptica at the ruth bancroft garden

Discover the display of beautiful blooming CA Natives in The Ruth Bancroft Garden and learn how to grow CA Natives in your own yard to add color and beauty year-round.

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Cold Hardy Succulents

Friday, January 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free
close up of the yellow tubular flowers that droop down on aloe striatula

Don't let the cold winter temperatures deter you from including succulents in your garden! Learn which succulents can handle the cooler temps and ideas for protecting those that can't.

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Succulent Swap (Members Only)

Saturday, January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
close up of a white hand holding a small succulent

Are you drowning in pups and cuttings? Bring succulents to swap with other Garden members and leave with new plants to add to your collection.

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Bancroft History Tour (Members Only)

Saturday, January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
black and white photo of an old car

Dive into the past and learn about Ruth's life and work in the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Explore parts of the Bancroft property not open to the public on this historic tour.

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Author Talk with Daniel Nolan

Saturday, January 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free
White guy wearing blue jeans and white shirt standing in front of wooden plank background with a planter on the wall

Meet Daniel Nolan, author of "Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens" and learn how to transform your space into a modern and stylish dry garden. Books available for purchase at the event.

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February 2019

Flowering Mesembs Garden Tour

Saturday, February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
bright orange flowers on an ice plant at the ruth bancroft garden

A closer look at the beautiful flowering mesembs at The Ruth Bancroft Garden, including ones not normally seen in the Bay Area. Tour led by Curator, Brian Kemble. Sign-up today!

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March 2019

Mexican Stonecrops (Members Only)

Saturday, March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free
close up of yellow dainty flowers on a sedum plant

Brian Kemble, long-time Garden Curator, will take you on a short Garden walk focusing on Mexican stonecrop plants.

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April 2019

Spring Plant Sale: Members Only Preview

Friday, April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Get first pick of rare and unique succulents, cacti, and drought-tolerant plants! Register today for this members-only preview party.

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