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February 2019

Flowering Mesembs Garden Tour

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

CA Native Spring Bloomers Tour on 4/13 (Members Only)

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
Bright yellow flower on Fremontodendron California Glory

This Docent-led tour will take you on colorful spring walk through the Garden to learn more about incorporating CA Natives in your dry garden.

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CA Native Spring Bloomers Tour on 4/27 (Members Only)

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free
Bright yellow flower on Fremontodendron California Glory

This Docent-led tour will take you on colorful spring walk through the Garden to learn more about incorporating CA Natives in your dry garden.

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May 2019

Curator’s Garden Tour- Yucca (Members Only)

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Free
ming Yucca treculeana, white flowers, sword-like leaves

Learn all about the different species of yuccas in the garden and how you can incorporate them in your own landscape with Brian Kemble, long-time curator.

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June 2019

Curator’s Garden Tour- Cactus (Members Only)

Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Free
flowering Opuntia macrocentra, cactus, red and yellow flowers

Join long-time curator Brian Kemble for an early morning walk in the garden to learn about its extensive cactus collection.

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July 2019

Curator’s Garden Tour- Agaves (Members Only)

Saturday, July 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Free

Join long-time curator Brian Kemble for an early morning walk in the garden to learn about its extensive agave collection.

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August 2019

Curator’s Garden Tour- Dasylirion (Members Only)

Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Free
Dasylirion longissimum

Join long-time curator Brian Kemble for an early morning walk in the garden to learn about the unique Dasylirion collection.

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October 2019

Garden Tour- Ethnobotany (Members Only)

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join Ersten Imaoka, long-time RBG docent, for a fascinating garden walk and learn about the practical uses of plants found in the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

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Fruit Tasting Tour (morning)

Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$30 – $35

SOLD OUT (10am session) - Join us for a garden tour where you'll get a taste of the variety of cactus fruits, palm fruits, and other delectable items harvested from the Garden.

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