Photo Gallery

To see photos of the Garden, view our online albums:





Photos taken by visitors and volunteers:

Gerhard Bock 1

Gerhard Bock 2

Loree Bohl

Lisa Denker

Jennifer Hartnett

Betty Homer

"Bonney Lassie"

John Ricca

Taking Photos in The Garden

Visitors and guests are welcome to take photos of the Garden for personal use and future plant identification. You are welcome to come whenever the Garden is open to the public. If you call first, Office staff can help you plan your visit to avoid group tours, special events, children’s tours, major garden renovation work, loud machinery, etc.  to ensure your visit will be satisfactory. Photo visits are subject to our regular admission fees.

Are tripods allowed in the Garden? Yes, tripods are allowed in the Garden as long as they are set up on the paths and not in the beds.

Professional Photographers: For an official photo shoot, an appointment should be made. Please contact the Office at (925) 944-9352.

Classes: Painting, photography, or other classes may make an appointment to bring their group to the Garden. Regular admission rates apply. For additional information, please call or email the Office.

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.

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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 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