Social Events
2015 Sunset Socials

Southwest Sunset Social

Friday, August 14, 2015

5 to 8pm

An evening of fun in the Garden for the whole family. 


Lindsay Wildlife Experience will be joining us at the Garden with animals native to habitats like you see here.

Bring your friends along for the opportunity to experience this exciting and unique encounter with wild animals!

Music by The Hot Club of Marin

Food and beverages will be available for purchase to enjoy while listening to the band.

Beer by Black Diamond Brewing Company

Food by Classic Catering - menu coming soon


General admission $15 / ages 17 and under $8,

Advance admission purchase strongly recommended.


Tickets available online by clicking below or call the office 925-944-9352.


2015 Previous Events
Valentine's Day Aloe Tours - Saturday, February 14th

Third Annual Lovers’ Day Aloe Tours

The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s Valentine's Day Aloe Tours, an all-day event focused specifically on the Garden’s dramatic Aloe collection. The Garden has an unparalleled collection of aloes, including hybrids not found anywhere else in the world. These winter bloomers put on a stunning show with colorful, dramatic flower stalks.

The Garden is open 10am - 4pm.

Garden is open for regular admission visits with self-guided Aloe tours and docent led tours at 11am and 1pm. 

  • Special selection of aloes will be available for purchase.
  • A selection of dish gardens, aloe books, and other garden inspired gifts will be available.

Special Event

 “Sweets with Your Sweetie”

You and your sweetie will take a guided tour of The Garden led by curator Brian Kemble, world-renowned aloe expert, then enjoy mimosas and plate of sweet treats in our covered shade house.   Be sure to take home the dish garden on your table as a remembrance of your visit.

  • Tours with Brian start at 10am (sold out), 12pm (sold out), and 2pm (still available) lasting 60 - 90 minutes followed by your Sweets Seating.
  • Space is limited for this special event so pre-registration is required.
  • Event will be held rain or shine.

Sign-up online or call the office to register.  Members, please call the office to make your reservation. 

$65/couple for non-members;   $50/couple for members

Special thanks to the following businesses for donations of Sweets to our Special Event.

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe

Natural Candy Store

Main Street Sweets


Blues, BBQ and Beer Sunset Social

Friday, July 17, 2015


Come for a visit on the last Friday of Sculpture in the Garden. Enjoy an early evening of live music, BBQ, and locally brewed beer.

Live music by HowellDevine

Menu: Check back soon

Beer by CaliCraft Brewing Company Howell Devine

$15 admission - advance purchase required
Food and Drinks sold separately

Please remember to bring cash and wear comfortable shoes!

Click here for tickets.




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!

Diablo Magazine



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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