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Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery, The

Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery, The

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About Us

The Garden is recognized as one of the finest dry gardens in the world, and our mission is to preserve this outstanding example of garden design for the education and enjoyment of the public. We provide public and private docent-led tours and educational programs for school children, college interns, and landscape designers. We have a retail nursery which specializes in water-wise plants and CA natives. Proceeds from the nursery help support the Garden. We also have a new building which is available for corporate and private events such as business meetings, weddings and parties.


  • Botanical garden
  • Rustic-syle building for private event rentals
  • Retail nursery specializing in waterwise plants


Annual Garden of D'Lights exhibit
Sunset in the Garden.
Private Rentals (photo by Stephanie Lynn)
Children's Programs at the Garden
(photo by Brian Gin)


RBG Fundraiser at Rocco's Ristorante
  • Dine in or take out at Rocco's Ristaurante in Walnut Creek on November 9th in support of the Ruth Bancroft Garden! 25% of proceeds will be donated to the Ruth B
  • Thursday Nov 9, 2023

Rep/Contact Info

Monica Avila
Social media Manager
Mr. Dane Callihan
Executive Director
Christin Costello
Membership Manager
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Julia Ibarra
Events Manager
Brian Kemble
Garden Curator
Alice Kitajima
Program Director
Anne Lupi
Office Manager
Sarah Nelson
Marketing Director