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Glass sculpture of Katrina

Stands 30”tall. Mexican cultural archetypal woman figure commonly known as “Katrina” representing Day of the Dead celebrations held at the end of October every year, to honor family and loved ones who have passed away. 

Thank You Kathleen Blackman and Richard Watson

Shell Shadow Box Display of The Bold Dry Garden

Last remaining Ruth Bancroft designed shell shadow box from Ruth’s shell collection, and The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from The Ruth Bancroft Garden, the lush coffee table book by Johanna Silver which introduced Ruth’s garden to the world, published last year by Timber Press. 


Noche Mexicana T-shirts

They're colorful, eye-catching, and a great way to commemorate your support of this year's Annual Dinner. Walk away with two “Noche Mexicana” logo t-shirts, designed by RBG docent Jen Armatis.

Lifetime Membership at the Ruth Bancroft Garden
Free admission to the Garden for life?! That's right! Enjoy all the perks of a lifetime membership, including two guest passes per year, access to members-only events and workshops, free admission to over 300 AHS (American Horticultural Society) reciprocal gardens throughout the country, and more.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Donors

for their generous contributions!

The Gardens at Alcatraz • Amphora Lafayette, Nate Bradley • Berkeley Repertory • Blackhawk Country Club • Calicraft Brewing Company • Captain Vineyard of Moraga • Coi Restaurant San Francisco • Conservatory of Flowers • Rachel Dunn Chocolates • Latticestix of San Francisco • Oliver Ranch Foundation and Steve Oliver • Rossmoor Golf Course and Mark Heptig,Director • Save Mt Diablo • Sorensen’s Resort, Hope Valley CA • Zella Urmson Photography


Melissa Allen and Elisabeth Andreason • Kathleen Blackman and Richard Watson • Gretchen Bartzen and Mike Rippey • Lucy Beck • John and Patty Brissenden • Jim Cartan • Sal and Susan Captain • Chris Codding and John Ricca • Donna and Ken Coit • Lassie Colebourn • Judith Coleman-Cohen • Nina Dickerson • Karen Ferriere • Jane Freeman • Shelagh Fritz • Gail Giffen and Chris Pisarra • Diane Goldsmith • Dick Hansen • Kristin Yanker Hansen • Kathy Hildago • Dennis Kaump • Ken Litchfield • Billie Hopper and David Mitchell • Marilyn and Lu Hughes • Bob Kattenburg • Beverly Kraut • Linnea Lion • Ken Litchfield • Stephen Lysaght and Gary Anderson • Carol and John Maerzke • John Nassar • Wendy and Rob Owen • Geraldine Pember • Marilyn & Rely Pio Roda • Julie and Bernie Rose • Jane and Bud Rotermund • Susan and Earl Ruby • Ellen Sachtschale • Milton Schueler • Dennis and Barbara Snyder • Ashlee Urmson • Shelagh Fritz • Mary and Pello Walker • Monique Young

Mission Statement
The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Event and Media Sponsors

The success of our events depends on our generous media and event sponsors. Thank you!

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Grant Funders

The Ruth Bancroft Garden would like to recognize the following grant funders:

The Quest Foundation for funding our Education Coordinator’s position

The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation for funding our directional signs

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects

The Bonita Garden Clubfor funding restoration and education projects


The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our nursery renovation


The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy