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Support the Garden

 

Your donation to our Golden Barrel Fund will help us fulfill our important mission and continue building on Ruth’s vision for the Garden. As a nonprofit, we rely on the generous support of our community, Members and Donors to keep the Garden going and growing.

 

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Why Support the Garden

When you support The Ruth Bancroft Garden you are helping sustain our environment and build a stronger community of Garden lovers and learners.  The Garden’s mission is to preserve and develop Ruth’s exceptional collection of water-conserving plants and stunning garden design for the enjoyment and education of the public.

 

Over half of the Garden’s annual operating costs are provided through memberships, contributions, and special fundraising social events. Thank you for your thoughtful and generous support which keeps Ruth’s Garden growing!

 


 

How to Support the Garden

 

When you support the Ruth Bancroft Garden you are helping sustain our environment and build a stronger community of Garden lovers and learners. The Garden’s mission is to preserve and develop Ruth’s exceptional collection of water-conserving plants and stunning garden design for the enjoyment of the public, and to educate adults and children about the important role that waterwise plants play in creating a sustainable environment.

Over half of the Garden’s annual operating costs are provided through memberships, contributions, and special fundraising social events. Thank you for your thoughtful and generous support which keeps Ruth’s Garden growing!

Recurring Donations

When you support The Ruth Bancroft Garden you are helping sustain the environment and build a stronger community of Garden lovers and learners.

Donor Tiles

After making a donation of $500 or more  you can submit the form Donor Tile Request form to request your tile! Donor tiles are a wonderful way to honor a loved one! All funds donated to our Golden Barrel fund are used for operational costs to keep the Garden going and growing.

Tributes

A Tribute gift to the Ruth Bancroft Garden may be made in memory of, or to simply honor, a loved one. The Garden will notify the family of your gift, and will list honorees and donors of tribute gifts made during the year in the Annual Report.

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a matching gifts program? Find out more here.

Amazon Smile

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase to The Ruth Bancroft Garden when you designate us as your charitable organization of choice.

To get started, visit https://smile.amazon.com and login with your regular Amazon account information, select The Ruth Bancroft Garden as your charitable organization, then start shopping!

Become a Sponsor

We are currently looking for sponsors to help us make our fundraising events bigger and better than ever before! Sponsors are included in select marketing materials, social media posts, newsletter mentions, and more. To learn more and or to get involved, email kim@ruthbancroftgarden.org

Ways We Support Our Community

 

As a part of the Ruth Bancroft Garden’s mission, we strive to preserve Ruth’s plant collection for the enjoyment and education of the public. With that in mind, we strive to give back to our community in the following ways:

Education

  • Grow appreciation for and knowledge of aloes, agaves, echeverias, cacti and other climate-appropriate plants
  • Promote waterwise plants and home gardens through classes, workshops, and services
  • Cultivate an understanding of the importance of our dry garden plant palette

Accessibility

  • Provide free or discounted entry to the Garden through various partnerships and offerings
    • Discover and Go
    • Museums for All
    • Free Admission for Children 4 and under
    • Discounted Admission for Military, Students, Seniors and Children aged 5-17

Conservation

  • Further Ruth’s legacy by
    • Preserving her vision and ensuring her presence is felt throughout the Garden
    • Investing in the care of over 2,000 different plant species in the Garden
    • Cultivating, maintaining and growing the collection
  • Encourage planting drought-tolerant and climate-appropriate plants to
    • Conserve water
    • Promote creation of habitats for local pollinators: butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, etc

 

Corporate Partners

 

We are proud to partner with PrintingCenterUSA for our printing needs!

 


 


 

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, EIN 68-0310041. Our organization will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations