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Cacti and Other Rare Fruit Tasting Tour
October 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm$12 – $20
Discover delicious fruit varieties scattered among the drought-tolerant Ruth Bancroft Garden.
When most people think of harvesting fruit, prickly pear cacti do not typically come to mind. With intimidating spines and stubborn glochids, the tasty fruit often gets bypassed for easier fare. The Garden has an abundance of fruit-producing plants which we will sample on this special fruit tasting tour including palm fruit, dragon fruit, and other unique cactus fruits. Additionally, Mrs. Bancroft will let us sample some of the fruit from her private garden including her pineapple guava and a strawberry tree. Join us to figure out which is your favorite and to have a tasty tour at The Ruth Bancroft Garden. Pre-registration is required for this tour.
What:Â Â Fruit Tasting Tour
When:Â Â Saturday, October 19; 1:00 p.m.Â â€“ 2:30 p.m.
Where:Â The Ruth Bancroft Garden; 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek CA 94598
Admission: $20 general admission; $12 for Garden Members or children under the age of 12.
For more information or to register:Â Â Please visitÂ The Ruth Bancroft GardenÂ or call 925 944 9352.
About The Ruth Bancroft Garden:Â Open to the public daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the 3.5 acre Ruth Bancroft Garden is filled with hundreds of stunning succulents. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which owns the Garden and raises funds for its preservation. The Garden is an outstanding example of a water-conserving garden and houses important collections of aloes, agaves, yuccas, and echeverias.