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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)


Ruth Bancroft Garden Gala
Ruth Bancroft Garden Gala
  • Our annual Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year and allows us to invest in our mission of preserving Ruth's Garden for the education and enjoyment of the
  • Saturday May 18, 2024

Rep/Contact Info

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