The Garden plans to reopen on May 12th since Contra Costa County eased Covid-19 restrictions to allow retail nurseries and public gardens to reopen. Ruth Bancroft Garden (RBG) has remained closed during the Shelter-in-place orders canceling all of their in-person events at the Garden for the time being. However, they have launched a whole series of online classes, about two per week on various gardening and horticulture topics.
The staff will be spending May 1 – May 11 preparing the Garden and Nursery to conform to the social distancing and other operational guidelines required in order to protect both staff and visitors. Online plant sales have been suspended.
Classes and workshops will continue to be offered as online webinars until further notice. View their Events section for the schedule at