Holiday attractions will certainly be limited this year due to Covid. One exhibit that will delight the entire family returns for its second year. Beginning November 20th, Ruth Bancroft Garden (RBG) presents Garden of d’Lights. Unlike anything else in the East Bay, Garden of d’ Lights treats visitors to an illuminary experience that uses thousands of lights and lasers to transform the cacti, succulents, and trees into magical multi-colored botanical sculptures.
“So many holiday festivities have had to be cancelled this year. We are fortunate that Ruth Bancroft Garden is a big outdoor space with room for people to spread out. We wanted to go forward with hosting Garden of d’Lights this year to give people an opportunity to do something outdoors that would be a safe and fun way to celebrate the holidays,” said Melissa Sunbury, Marketing Director at RBG.

This year promises to be even bigger and better with music, more lights and more lasers. “The plants become like pieces of art when lit.”
Garden of d’Lights is part of a continuing series of events welcoming the public into the Garden. Garden of d’Lights has been created by an almost all volunteer team who will have worked together for almost a year to create this event. All events are fundraisers, and 100% of the proceeds are used to maintain and operate the Garden.
The Garden of d’Lights light exhibit is open to the public on weekends. Individuals and companies may rent the Garden and outdoor patio for private events on weekday evenings. For private events contact Lucy Kim at For more information, visit, email or leave a message at (925) 433.5311.

Photos from 2019 Garden of d’Lights by Kelley Lotosky of Let’s Spread Beauty Photography.