New Rendering of the Ruth Bancroft Garden planned Visitor and Education Center (below), approved by the Walnut Creek Design Review Commission in September. First phase of construction which will include preparation of the building foundation and erection of the building shell, is expected to begin in April 2017.
Artists rendering of the view from the Nursery towards Visitor and Education Center across Entry Plaza with admissions kiosk. Rendering by Robert Becker with IDF Global.
The second phase of the project, grading and construction of the Entry Plaza, the nursery display and sales area, and the parking lot, is now planned to start in late fall of 2017, to minimize impact on Garden operations during the busy spring and summer seasons.
The Garden has raised $2.2 million of the $2.8 million which we now estimate will be needed to complete the project. This includes some design refinements recommended by the Design Review Commission. We have raised $16,000 to meet the most recent Challenge Grant of $25,000 received from The Garden Conservancy. Thanks to the many donors who have contributed to the Visitor and Education Center Campaign!
If you would like to contribute to the new Building, click the button below or email Gretchen@ruthbancroftgarden.org for more information.