Visitor & Education Center set to open June 2019!

a large rusty red building with a construction fence around it The parking lot, admissions kiosk, mosaic welcome walls, and redesigned Nursery are now open, and the Visitor & Education Center is set to open this June (2019).

Thank you to our wonderful supporters! We have raised 95% of the funds needed to complete construction, and are confident that we can cross the finish line with your help. Join the excitement by making a gift or multi-year pledge to this amazing project that will benefit the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

Interior rendering of a workshop inside the new Visitor & Education Center by Robert Becker of Digital Frontier.

Interior rendering of a workshop inside the new Visitor & Education Center by Robert Becker of Digital Frontier.

The building will feature historic exhibits of Ruth Bancroft. The Center will provide a place for educational symposia and build the Garden’s reputation in the scientific and landscaping community. A larger presence in the community will help spread the word about sustainable low-water landscaping – something that will make a huge difference in the changing environment. Community members will be able to rent the facility for private events, such as weddings and corporate retreats, which will bring additional revenue and visitors to the Garden.

An interior rendering of a wedding inside the new building by Robert Becker of Digital Frontier.

Become a permanent part of the building with a donor tile

blue ceramic tile with inscription

These gorgeous, engraved donor tiles will be part of a welcome wall that will face the Nursery and greet approaching visitors. There are three sizes of tiles based on donation amount:

  • $500-$2,499 = 9″ x 3″ tile. Includes 2 lines of text
  • $2,500-$9,999 = 9″ x 6″ tile. Includes 2 lines of text
  • $10,000 and up = 9″ x 9″ tile. Includes 3 lines of text

Once you have made your donation, you can submit your donor tile request. Thank you for your support.