Donate to The Visitor & Education Center

rendering image of red rustic barn-style building

In 2015, we began fundraising for a new Visitor & Education Center, to help us better fulfill our mission of horticultural education and public enjoyment of the garden. The new building will house our offices, public restrooms (a much needed addition!) and a space for events, lectures, and meetings year round. Construction is underway and we need your help to raise the remaining funds needed to complete the final phase of construction.

Every dollar counts toward reaching the finish line. The Garden is on the brink of a transformational change: from the realization of one woman’s dream to becoming a vital center of education in the community. The Center will teach future generations about Ruth’s groundbreaking work in developing drought tolerant landscaping – which is not only sustainable but spectacular in its interest, texture, color palette and beauty.

Thank you for your ongoing support! Click here to read the latest construction update.

Donate to the Visitor Center

Donate to Our Golden Barrel Fund

A donation to our annual Golden Barrel Fund supports day to day operation and maintenance of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. With our current emphasis on fundraising for the construction of the new Visitor & Education Center, Golden Barrel donations are just as important as ever.

All gift sizes are welcome. We hope you might consider a monthly gift to the Garden of $10 or more. It is easy to set up and adjust, and saves paper, postage and time! Make your contribution today to further the Garden down a path of successful sustainability!

Donate to the Golden Barrel Fund


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!

Banner photo by Saxon Holt