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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! Each season we evaluate and designate critical projects for which we seek specific funding. Click below to see a list of our current project priorities and to make a designated donation to any of them.

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Thank You Donors

2019 Honor Roll

2019 Volunteer Honor Roll

2018 Honor Roll

2017 Golden Barrel Honor Roll

Sponsor our Garden Events

Our annual winter fundraiser – Garden of D’Lights – is fast approaching and we are currently looking for sponsors to help us make this event bigger and better than ever before! To learn more and or to get involved, email kim@ruthbancroftgarden.org


Check out the various Sponsorship Tiers here.

Learn more about Garden of D’Lights here.

You Can Support Us when you shop on Amazon.


Did you know that every time you shop on AmazonSmile, a percentage of your purchase can be donated back to The Ruth Bancroft Garden? At no cost to you, 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!

We’ll only receive donations from purchases made through Smile.Amazon.com directly, rather than through Amazon.com, so be sure to bookmark www.smile.amazon.com!

The Ruth Bancroft Garden now accepts car donations. For more information, click the Donate Now button!

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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 

Financial Information

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Banner photo by John Ricca; Photo of Ruth by Saxon Holt