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July 2018

Member’s Night

Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States
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Free – $15
three white women laughing and enjoying time together in the garden

This after-hours Members only event is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the Garden as the sun sets and the temperature drops. One free drink provided.

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August 2018

Members Only: Travels with Brian & Walker- N. Oaxaca Edition (offsite)

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$25
large green cactus in front of a view of large mountain range

Relive the adventures of Garden Curator, Brian Kemble, and Assistant Curator, Walker Young. Enjoy a presentation about their expedition through N. Oaxaca, Mexico in search of succulents and cacti in their native habitat. Discover what they found, learned, and adventures along the way!

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Members Only Local Garden Tour

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

Tour the waterwise gardens of other RBG members. Gain inspiration and insight that you can implement in your own garden.

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September 2018

Members Only Bancroft History Tour

Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free
black and white photo of an old car

Learn more about the history of the Bancroft family, Mt. Diablo Fruit Farm, and the origins of the Ruth Bancroft Garden during this exclusive, members only tour.

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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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