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Plant and Garden Links

The Garden Conservancy

The Garden ConservancyThe Garden Conservancy is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to preserve exceptional American gardens for the public’s education and enjoyment. The Ruth Bancroft Garden was the first garden to be sponsored by The Garden Conservancy.


California Garden Clubs, Inc.

werThe California Garden Clubs, Inc. is the largest nonprofit volunteer gardening organization in the state of California. An affiliation of over 250 garden clubs and plant societies throughout the state, CGCI represents more than 19,000 members.

CGCI is devoted to the development of all phases of gardening, the betterment and beautification of the community, and the protection and conservation of our natural resources. CGCI is a affiliated with the National Council of State Garden Clubs (NCSGC).


The Cactus & Succulent Society of America, Inc

The Cactus & Succulent Society of America, IncThe Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) was founded in 1929 by a small group of people who got together in Pasadena, California, and organized the society. The CSSA has now grown to become an international organization with about 100 affiliates .



Navlet's Garden Center

Navlet's Garden CenterCurrent members of The Garden receive 10% off purchases with your membership card at Navlet's Garden Center in Pleasant Hill, Danville, Fremont, and Martinez. For more information email info@ruthbancroftgarden.org.


East Bay Municipal Utility District

EBMUD has generously supported the Education Programs of The Ruth Bancroft Garden. Visit their website to learn more about their water conservation programs.


The Dirt Gardener's Gardening Journal



Buzz Bertolero, The Dirt Gardener, can be seen Saturdays at 8:20 a.m. and 10 a.m. on The Bay Area's KRON Channel 4. Visit his website for all kinds of plant care tips and wonderful information to help your garden grow.



Institute for Aloe Studies

werThe Institute for Aloe Studies was formed for two reasons; the propagation and conservation of Aloes, and the study of Aloes and the education of the general public about Aloes.

Conservation of Aloes will be accomplished by offering domestically produced plants and by encouraging the establishment of reserves and protection of habitat. The benefits of offering domestically produced plants were mentioned earlier. We hope to work with botanists in determining what Aloes are in most danger and to help support the establishment of reserves and protection of habitat.


Local Partners

Walnut Creek Magazine

wer If you're looking for the best places to shop, dine, stay and play, in and around Walnut Creek, then you've come to the right place. Walnut Creek Magazine brings the community to you and covers the people that make our area remarkable. Our talented team of freelance writers and photographers are dedicated to a single mission-colorful, rich content. Turn to us for a guide to the good life and the latest tips, trends and information.

Contra Costa Water District

CCWD has generously supported the Education Programs of The Ruth Bancroft Garden. Visit their website to learn more about their water conservation programs. To stay current on drought developments and water conservation issues, visit their blog here.


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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.
Centennial Celebration
We are celebrating Garden Founder Ruth Bancroft's 100th year throughout 2009. If you would like to get involved in this historic milestone, you can help by contributing to the Centennial Fund or by attending on of our many special events this year.
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