We spent a balmy summer night in suburbia at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. In 1972, at the age of 64, Ms. Bancroft started her dry garden, amassing a dramatic collection--agaves, aloes, yuccas, cacti--over the years. Her garden was the first preservation project of the organization which would become the Garden Conservancy and was opened to the public in the 1990s. Last week, they were organizing for their annual Blues, Beer and BBQ Event, part of the 2015 Sculpture in the Garden exhibit.
Two statues amidst the large plants (with a photo of Ms. Bancroft gardening)