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The Ruth Bancroft Garden September 17, 2009

Filed under: friends — Rebecca Sams from Mosaic Gardens @ 8:14 pm
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CA succulents and friends in our garden

CA succulents and friends in our garden

The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA is a wonderland of textures and colors, and a stunning example of why we would move to Northern CA, if we could only convince a few million people to move away. How lucky that one of the best collections of succulents anywhere would be so beautifully curated…. We hope you’ll find time to visit when you’re in the Bay Area. It’s one of our favorite places, and it may become one of yours, as well. Be sure to check out their photo pages!

WARNING: Visiting the Bancroft Garden can be a thorny proposition for those of us with an affection for spiky, spiny, sculptural plants. They have a nursery, and if you are like us, there is always room for one (or twelve) more little containers…. Serious succulent addicts should be sure to avoid the Dry Garden in Oakland, unless they are prepared to build a cold frame.

Just a thought…. The Bancroft Garden is one of the Garden Conservancy’s Preservation Projects, and one very good reason to join the Conservancy (or give/request a gift membership). spaceball


One Response to “The Ruth Bancroft Garden”

  1. […] and garden lovers of all stripes.  We wrote a short post about the Bancroft Garden last year, but we may not have been emphatic enough in our praise.   It is magical.  You should visit.  […]

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