23rd Annual Sculpture in the Garden

Every summer, The Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery. The Garden's world-class collection of succulent and drought-tolerant plants provides a spectacular backdrop for artists to display their works. Follow the meandering pathways to discover art that ranges from classical to irreverent, spiritual to functional.
2017 Participating Sculptors

Carrie Lederer and Erik Mortensen of the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek

will jury submissions in April.

List of participating sculptors will be posted in early May.
2017 Sculpture in the Garden Opening Night

Save the Date

Opening Night Sunset Social

Saturday, June 17, 5-8pm 

Please join us for Opening Night! Meet the artists and discover all the wonderful pieces in this years show while you wander the garden on a beautiful summer evening.

Details coming soon!



Participating Sculptors

Opening Night Social

2016 Sculpture in the Garden

2015 Sculpture in the Garden

2014 Sculpture in the Garden

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.
Sculpture Show Sponsors

The success of our Sculpture Show depends on our generous sponsors. Thank you!


Diablo Magazine

Renaissance Club Sport



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 and The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our directional signs

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects

The Bonita Garden Clubfor funding restoration and education projects

The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy