20th Annual Sculpture in the Garden

For one month every year, The Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery. The Garden's world-class collection of succulent and drought-tolerant plants provides a spectacular backdrop for artists to display their works. Follow the meandering pathways to discover art that ranges from classical to irreverent, spiritual to functional.

Thank you to the 2014 Sculpture in the Garden jurors:

Chandra Cerrito,  Director, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Bedford Gallery

Debra Lehane, Curator, The Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation

2014 Participating Sculptors

(work courtesy of Vessel gallery)

2014 Art Walk Participants
2014 Photos
For a preview of this year's sculptures, view our online photo gallery

Lucy Beazley

Mark Oldland

Clayton Thiel

2014 Sculpture in the Garden Events

Extended Hours

Thursdays, June 19 - August 14


The Garden will be open late on Thursdays during the summer. Stop by the garden after work, after the temperatures have dropped, with the sinking sun casting a magical glow on the plants and the sculptures alike.  Bring along something to eat and drink while enjoying the garden.

regular admission rates apply


First Free Tuesday and Kids Activity Cart

Tuesday, July 1, 10am-4pm

The Garden offers free admission on the first Tuesday of each month, including during the Sculpture Show. In addition, there will be an activity cart set up to teach children about the water cycle. Click here for more information about the children's activity carts.


Art & Jazz Sunset Social

Friday, July 11, 5-8pm 


This annual event combines the beauty of the Garden in the early evening with great live music and delicious wine. Wander the meandering pathways and observe plein air painters at their easels, interpreting the beauty that surrounds them.


Live music by Dogbone

Menu by Willowstone Catering

  • Cajun ceasar salad wrap
  • Jambalaya with chicken and andouille
  • Red beans and rice with vegetarian sausage
  • Red velvet cupcakes

$15 admission
$25 at the door
food and drinks sold separately

Please remember to bring cash and wear comfortable shoes!


Closing Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14

Participating Sculptors

Art Preview


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.
Sculpture Show Sponsors

The success of our Sculpture Show depends on our generous sponsors. Thank you!


Diablo Magazine

Renaissance Club Sport


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 and The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust 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 Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy