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August 2019

Summer Bike Challenge

Tuesday, August 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Garden is proudly participating in this year's Walnut Creek Summer Bike Challenge.  On Tuesday, August 6th, we are the host location and all those who arrive by bike between 10am and noon can enter the Garden for FREE. The Summer Bike Challenge encourages everyone to "Explore your town from the seat of a bike!"  It is free, healthy, fun for ALL ages!  Bike around town, cross off destination squares, pick up free treats, and enter the Grand Prize drawing!…

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Pollinator & Friends Day

Saturday, August 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for a celebration of pollinator and friends and what we can do to protect them and their habitat.

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3rd Thursdays – Tequila y Tacos

Thursday, August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Unwind on Thursday as the sun sets in the Garden. We'll have music and margaritas, tequila tastings, wine/beer and yummy freshly grilled street tacos, all available for purchase. Grab your family and friends and celebrate summer evenings at the Garden.

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September 2019

Art in the Yard 2019

Saturday, September 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
CA United States
Free
Art in the Yard 2019

Art in the Yard, is a day of fun with fabulous art and crafts for sale along with good food, drinks, music, raffles and more, all in the beautiful setting of the Garden.

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Great Gatsby Garden Gala 2019

Saturday, September 28 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:30 am - Sunday, October 27 @ 4:30 pm
$175 – $195
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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 @ 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 @ 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

Saturday, December 7 @ 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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