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

Click here for more information and available dates.

Ruth Bancroft Garden Holiday Greeting Cards

Holiday Greeting Cards

Now available for the upcoming Holiday Season

By special order until December 5, 2014. 

For additional images available and ordering info click here.

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 10th
Garden closed to prepare for Fall Plant Sale.
Saturday, October 11th

Members Only Pre-sale: 9 - 11am

Memberships can be purchased at the door

Public Sale: 11am - 3pm

Free admission to the Garden all day.  Garden open until 4pm.

Learn more here.

Saturday, October 18th

Members Only - Winter Preparation for your Garden 10:30 - 11am

Learn more here.


Fruit Tasting Tour 

This event has sold out.

The Garden has an abundance of fruit-producing plants which we will sample on this special tour including palm fruit, dragon fruit, and other unique cactus fruits.

1:30 - 3pm

For more information or to register

click here.  

Saturday, October 25th

Lawn to Garden Workshop

This event has sold out.

Work with Garden Designer Kelly Marshall and RBG staff to transform a front yard to a drought-tolerant garden with California natives and succulents.

Starting at 10am

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Saturday, November 8th
Round Hill Country Club, 5:30pm

For more information click here.

Saturday, November 22nd

Members Only - Greenhouse Tour

10:30 - 11am

Learn more here.

Succulent Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

More info here.

Saturday, December 6th

Make a Garden Wreath Workshop

Learn more here.

Plant Highlight: Alyogyne ‘Ruth Bancroft’

Like its parent species, Alyogyne ‘Ruth Bancroft’ is a shrub which reaches 8 feet or more in height (2.5 m) if left unpruned, but pruning it will keep it fuller and also increase the flower production. It has a long blooming season, from late spring all the way through to autumn, and the soft lilac color of its blossoms, together with the interesting texture of its foliage, make it a garden stand-out.

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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