We are OPEN during construction. Pull in to the second driveway on Bancroft Rd. Click for more info.

Garden & Nursery hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Nursery Holiday Boutiquegifts at the Holiday Boutique

Amazing gifts for everyone on your list!

Runs through Dec. 31st

Open 10 am - 4 pm.

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Now Open on Black Friday

Friday, Nov. 24

#Optoutside by visiting the Garden or gift shop at the Holiday Boutique. Garden & Nursery open 10 am - 4 pm

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 25

Enjoy 30% off select plants and $2 off admission. Garden & Nursery open

10 am - 4 pm


Docent Training

docent graduates

Enrich visitor experience- join our dynamic team of Docents and Garden Hosts. Starts Nov. 18th.

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Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Member & Friends Dinner

a success!

Generous Auction Donors & Bidders

RBG Exclusive Experiences are still available! Find new adventures while supporting the Garden. Click for more info.

Noche mexicana theme

Now Available!
New in 2017

The Bold Dry Garden

Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Suport the Garden by buying your copy from us!

Come to the Garden, call the office

 or click here to go to our purchase page.

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Visitor and Education Center Project

Phase I of construction will begin September 18th! Thank you to everyone who attended our Groundbreaking Celebration and for all of your continued support. Join the excitement as we build for a better future:

Text BUILDIT to 91999 to donate today.

July 2017 Update!

Rendering of new Visitor and Education Center from the east side of parking lot by Robert Becker with IDF Global.
Get gardening with tips from our YouTube channel here.
Upcoming Activities
Become a Docent!

2017 - 2018 Docent Training will begin In November.

Please contact Anna Halverson, anna@ruthbancroftgarden.org, or call the office if you are interested in taking the training!

Saturday, December 9

Succulent Ornaments -DIY Creative Succulent Series

Deck the halls with succulents this Holiday season! Learn step-by-step how to create a succulent ornament for your tree or a gift.

Two workshops available: 10:30-11:30am

and 1:00-2:00pm

Join the Holiday fun. Sign-up today

succulent ornament
Tuesday, December 12
downtown Walnut Creek succulent garden

Members Only - Gardens in unlikely spaces (offsite tour in downtown Walnut Creek)

Join Rick Dreimeyer, landscape and waterscape consultant, for a walk and talk tour of a stunning living wall and rooftop garden that he installed in downtown Walnut Creek.

9:30 - 10:30 am

Learn how to start your own roof-top garden or living wall. Sign-up today!

Private Garden Rentals

Daytime rentals during the garden's regular business hours are available.

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Plant Highlight: Faucaria candida

Almost all the plants in Faucaria have yellow flowers, with the one exception being the white-flowered Faucaria candida. Aside from the flower color, F. candida is very similar to the variable Faucaria felina, and recent taxonomic treatments tend to regard it as merely a white-flowered form of that species. However, the white flowers are distinctive, and the only name we have to refer specifically to such populations is Faucaria candida. It comes from near Cradock, South Africa, about 200 km north of Port Elizabeth.

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faucaria candida


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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 for funding our directional signs

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects

The Bonita Garden Club for funding restoration and education projects


The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our nursery renovation


The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy