A Planned Gift affords you the opportunity to support the Ruth Bancroft Garden in a way that is meaningful to you. These are charitable giving methods that allow you to express your personal values by integrating your charitable, family and financial goals. Planned Gifts can provide valuable tax benefits and or lifetime income for you and your spouse or other family member. To help you get started on your Planned Gift, the Ruth Bancroft Garden has partnered with FreeWill, a free, online estate planning tool that guides you through the process of creating a will and beginning your legacy. If you’ve already included us in your will, let us know! We’d love to welcome you to our Legacy Society.

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Please note that The Ruth Bancroft Garden does not provide tax, legal, or financial advice. The Bancroft Garden strongly encourages its donors to seek counsel from their own legal and financial advisers.

Leave Your Legacy


Ruth Bancroft’s inspiration and vision, her years of tireless work, and her personal generosity have created one of the finest public gardens in the world. To honor this legacy and ensure that the fruits of her work will be here for future generations to enjoy, the Board of Directors, inspired by an inaugural bequest from Ruth herself, has established the Ruth Bancroft Garden Legacy Society.

The Legacy Society honors those individuals who have thoughtfully expressed their long-term commitment to The Ruth Bancroft Garden by making a bequest or other planned gift. With such gifts, donors can make a satisfying and often substantial contribution to the Garden’s mission while advancing their own personal, family, and financial goals. A planned gift is an investment in this unique garden that leaves a legacy that will continue to grow and thrive for years to come.


To learn more about joining the Legacy Society – contact info@ruthbancroftgarden.org

Legacy Society Members

The Estate of Cynthia Baird
Ruth Bancroft
Peter Bancroft
Gretchen Bartzen
Donna & Ken Coit
Gwen Gallagher
Gail Giffen
Cathy McNutt
Billie Hopper & David Mitchell

Bernie & Julie Rose
Dr. Bud & Olga Jane Rotermund
Richard G. Turner
Wendy & Dan Wallace
The Ritamarie Sustek Walsh Trust
Susan Van Dyne
Peggie Winston
Monique Young

Contact Us for More Information


For additional information or to discuss a particular planned gift arrangement, please contact us here: info@ruthbancroftgarden.org

Our organization will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations