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September 2019

Great Gatsby Garden Gala 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Great Gatsby Garden Gala 2019 Save the Date

You're invited to step back in time to an era when the flappers and dappers knew where to find the best party in town.  Join us for a 1920s inspired evening supporting the Garden and celebrating our own new era with the Coit Family Visitor and Education Center. Speakeasy Cocktail Party & Silent Auction: 4:30 - 6:30pm The evening begins with a Speakeasy Cocktail Party outside on the Plaza where the bootlegged libations will flow, the jazz ensemble will get…

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October 2019

Growl-O-Ween 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free
Growl-o-ween logo

Growl-o-ween at the Ruth Bancroft Garden is the ultimate Halloween PAW-ty for dogs and their human friends! Dress your dog up and come down for some fun with your favorite four-legged friends at the Garden.  Costume contest with prizes, treats for tricks, crafts, dog portraits and even gourmet shave ice for both humans and dogs thanks to @icedgourmetshaveice and more!  There will also be a raffle for a doggie bed basket full of treats, chews and other things dogs love,…

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DRY GARDEN DESIGN: The Continuing Legacy of the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
$175 – $195
Ferocactus pottsii,

SOLD OUT- Join leading horticulturists, landscape designers, conservation and preservation experts at this special two-day symposium reflecting on the range and breadth of Ruth’s legacy as a dry garden designer. A must for Bay Area professional and avid home gardeners alike.

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November 2019

“Creating Beauty” by Geraldine Pember – Book Signing

Sunday, November 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Free
Creating Beauty book cover

Local author and founding member of The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Geraldine Pember, will be signing her recently published book, Creating Beauty at the Garden in the Coit Visitor and Education Center on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Creating Beauty is a legacy of creativity handed down from Pember to young women entrepreneurs for whom aesthetics are integral to their business.

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December 2019

Photo Op With Santa!

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa and agave

Join us for a family photo op with Santa in the plaza space at the Ruth Bancroft Garden! 

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Garden of d’Lights

Sunday, December 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Garden of d'Lights agave

Experience the Ruth Bancroft Garden in a whole new way at this year’s Garden of d’Lights.  Specially programmed lasers, spot and LED lights illuminate the Garden, making it come alive and creating magical colorful sculptures from the many cacti, succulents, and trees. 

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March 2020

Exhibit: Sogetsu School of Ikebana

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, March 8 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Come view the San Francisco Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) exhibit, presenting 20 unique and artistic Ikebana arrangements in the Visitor and Education Center at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. 

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April 2020

Easter in the Garden- CANCELLED

Sunday, April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Easter in the Garden

This Easter, hop over to the Ruth Bancroft Garden for some special family fun!

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July 2020

Summer Sculpture Stroll @ 5pm, July 17

Friday, July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$20 – $25
Fitz-Faulkner nude sculpture

Join us on June 17 at 5pm for a special twilight tour of the the Garden's 26th annual sculpture show. See the works of over 15 area artists poised among the beautiful plants in the Garden when the setting sun's rays cast their magical light.

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Summer Sculpture Stroll @ 6:30pm, July 17

Friday, July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20 – $25
Fitz-Faulkner nude sculpture

Join us for a special twilight tour of the the Garden's 26th annual sculpture show. See the works of over 15 area artists poised among the beautiful plants in the Garden when the setting sun's rays cast their magical light.

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