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Sweets with Your Sweetie

Jan 29, 2016 09:06PM ● By Jennifer Neys

The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s Aloe Day Tours is an all-day event that focuses specifically on the garden’s dramatic, unparalleled aloe collection, including hybrids not found anywhere else in the world. These winter bloomers put on a stunning show with colorful, bold flower stalks.

Sweets with Your Sweetie

You and your sweetie will take a guided tour of the garden, led by curator Brian Kemble, world-renowned aloe expert, and then enjoy tea, sipping chocolate, or a mimosa and a plate of sweet treats in our covered shade house. Be sure to take home the dish garden on your table as a remembrance of your visit. 

·      Tours with Brian start at 10am and 12pm and last 60 - 90 minutes, followed by your sweets seating.

·      Space is limited for this special event, so pre-registration is required. To make a reservation, sign-up online; members can call the office. Event will be held rain or shine.

·      $50/couple for members; $65/couple for non-members.

The garden will also be open for regular admission visits with self-guided aloe tours and docent led tours.  A special selection of aloes will be available in our retail nursery, as well as dish gardens, aloe books, and other garden-inspired gifts for your Valentine. Open 10am-3pm, with docent-led tours at 11am and 1pm.

Regular Admission Rates: $10/adults; $8/students and seniors 65+; free for RBG members, children under 12, and members of participating AHS reciprocal gardens. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. All parking is at office entrance. Please visit The RuthBancroft Garden or call (925) 944-9352.