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Scanned Articles

As part of our mission to educate the public, the staff of The Ruth Bancroft Garden has been contributing to a weekly column in the Home and Garden section of the Bay Area News Group's papers (Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News).

Below are scanned copies of the printed articles (when available) and original text files for easier reading. We hope you enjoy them!



January 7 - Rocky soil suits Wooly Blue Curls - scanned copy | text file

January 21 - Aloe species' flowers delight garden visitors - scanned copy | text file

February 4 - Bancroft Garden celebrates 40 years - scanned copy | text file

February 18 - Kalanchoe offers taste of tropics - scanned copy | text file

April 14 - Ice plant blooms in brilliance - scanned copy | text file

July 21 - Rare palm takes root in the garden - scanned copy | text file

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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.
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 Foundationand The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our directional signs.

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects.

The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy