Open Tuesday through Sunday | 9M – 4PM


The Ruth Bancroft Garden has a large, wholly outdoor plant nursery onsite. We specialize in plants that are best suited to the East Bay Area’s Mediterranean micro-climate. The plants we source are climate-resilient; able to withstand the drastic changes in water availability, the harsh sun, and the cooler temperatures in the winter. We have a wide variety of climate-appropriate plants ranging in size from 2” to 15 gallon. Our selection includes Agaves, Aloes, Sedums, Aeoniums, Echeverias, Cacti and many more. We also stock a huge range of other waterwise plants, including the largest selection of Proteaceae in Northern California! These include Protea, Leucospermum, Leucadendron, Grevillea, and Banksia.

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Sip and Shop

On October 26, we are opening our doors from 5-8 pm for an evening event where you can shop exclusive inventory, enjoy complimentary beverages, and get to know more about how the Nursery supports the Garden and our Educational Programming.

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We are a Non-Profit


Proceeds from Nursery sales are funneled back into the Garden and Nursery to help maintain the grounds, structures, sales, and staff. When you purchase plants from us, you are helping support Ruth’s Garden and our dedication towards educating our community on the importance of climate-resiliency. Numerous garden plants are propagated here by our dedicated volunteers and garden staff. All plants are reasonably priced and properly acclimated to plant in your garden. The proceeds from plant sales keep Ruth’s garden thriving.

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We are constantly getting in new plants so we encourage you to stop by often! Subscribe to our Nursery Newsletter to stay up to date on what we have in stock and learn about upcoming sales!

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Members receive 20% off every time they shop in our Nursery. You get a 25% off coupon when you sign up at the Kiosk, and you get access to monthly, Members-only sales every month!

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