Visitor and Education Center Project

 

Artist's rendering of the building and surroundings.  Rendering by Robert Becker with IDF Global
 

Visitor and Education Center Groundbreaking Goal Met!

The Ruth Bancroft Garden staff and board are delighted to announce that we have now raised $2.16 million in gifts and pledges for the new Visitor and Education Center Building project! This tops the Groundbreaking Goal amount of $2 million set by the Garden board, and we can begin Phase I construction of the new building in September or early October this year.

 
Learn more about the challenge grant and our new building plan here.
 
Introducing our new YouTube channel
 

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We'll be adding new videos regularly so check in often.

 
See our monthly membership drawing winners here.
 
Upcoming Activities
 
Through Sunday, July 17
 

Sculpture in the Garden continues!

All the info here.

 
Saturday, July 9
 

Workshop:

Succulent Success for Beginners

10:30am - 12pm

Class and registration info here.

 
Friday, July 15
 

More info and purchase tickets here.

 
Saturday, July 16
 

Members Only:

Local Gardens Tour

10:00am - 12pm

Location and registration info here.

 
Saturday, July 23
 

Members Only Class:

Incorporating Natural Elements into Garden Design

10:30 - 11:30am

All the info here.

 
Private Garden Rentals
 

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is available for private rentals on selected Saturday and Sunday evenings from June through early September.   Daytime rentals during the garden's regular business hours are also available.

Click here for more information and available dates.

 
Plant Highlight: Neoporteria crispa (Eriosyce crispa)
 

Neoporteria crispa is normally a solitary plant about 2 to 4 inches (5 – 10 cm) in diameter, with 10 to 16 lumpy ribs and numerous curving spines. In more densely-spined individuals, the spines are interlaced and form a protective mesh around the plant. The young spines are black, but they turn gray as they age. The plant body is purplish-black in color, and it is interesting that this unusual coloration is found in numerous species native to northern Chile.

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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