Private Garden Rentals

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is now available for private rentals on selected Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from June through early September.

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Upcoming Events

Art and Jazz Sunset Social July 11, 2014 - SOLD OUT
Through July 13

20th Annual Sculpture in the Garden

Remember the annual Sculpture in the Garden show continues until July 13th, a one-of-a-kind event combining outdoor art with RBG's stunning, sculptural succulents.

Come out and visit the garden while the sculptures are still here, Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm and extended Summer hours until 7pm on Thursdays..  Bring along a little something to eat and drink and enjoy the garden and sculptures.  We'll close out the month-long exhibit with the Art and Jazz Sunset Social on July 11.

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Friday, July 11

Art & Jazz Sunset Social



This annual event combines the beauty of the Garden in the early evening with great live music and delicious wine. Wander the meandering pathways and observe plein air painters at their easels, interpreting the beauty that surrounds them.

Live music by Dogbone

Menu by Willowstone Catering

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Saturday, July 12

Sick Plant

Members Only 

Succulent Troubleshooting Panel

10:30am – 11:00am

Free for members

Come out to The Ruth Bancroft Garden to ask questions about your sickly succulents. Feel free to bring in examples of your sick plants but keep plants with pests in plastic to prevent the spread of any illnesses.

Space is limited; advanced registration required. Please call the office or email to reserve your spot.

Friday, August 15

Bluegrass Sunset Social


There's a reason this is one of our most well-attended events of the year - it's a ton of fun! Bring the whole family, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. The Alhambra Valley Band has been entertaining bluegrass fans since 1986 and has been performing at our Bluegrass Sunset Social since 2011.

Musical Guest: The Alhambra Valley Band

Menu by Willowstone Catering

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Plant Highlight: Dasylirion wheeleri

Like all members of its genus, D. wheeleri is dioecious, which means that there are separate male and female plants. In either case, a stout stalk emerges from the rosette of leaves in summer, rising to a height of 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 m), and attached to this are papery triangular bracts and many short floral branches with little “fingers” of tiny white flowers. Each of these “fingers” is only a few inches long (up to about 6 cm), but packed with many flowers.

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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.
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 Clubfor funding restoration and education projects


The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our nursery renovation


The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy