Ruth Bancroft Garden

Here’s a bit more from our California trip. We visited The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. It was a hot, sunny day which seemed very appropriate since this garden features cacti and succulents. There were lots of cute little cacti.

Orange

orange cactus

Burgundy/red

red cactus

Yellow

yellow cactus

And great big cacti too. I have know idea what that plant with the purple flowers is.

cacti purple flowers

A cute cactus in a palm tree

cactus in palm tree

Agave spike

succulent spike

Agave spike!

agave flower spike

Man-eating agave!

man-eating agave

(My boyfriend is very tolerant)

Bright, blinding, ice plant!?

pink ice plant

Gaillardia, I believe?

yellow gazania

Brains! Brains! Brains!

pink brain succulent

Not brains. Aloes, perhaps?

ruth bancroft garden

A panorama of the garden

ruth bancroft garden

I really enjoyed this garden. I’ve often fantasized about having a succulent and cacti garden. I’d don’t live in a place where this is feasible, too much clay and rain. They have tons of awesome pictures, much better than mine, on flickr.

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