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South Coast C&SS January Zoom meeting 2021
January 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
PRESENTER FOR JANUARY: Brian Kemble – “History of the Ruth Bancroft Garden”.
Brian Kemble will give a talk on the history of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, in Walnut Creek, CA. Since its creation by Ruth Bancroft in 1972, the garden has evolved into a mecca for dry-garden enthusiasts, drawing visitors from all over the U.S., as well as from abroad. The garden has many species of succulents such as yuccas, agaves, aloes and cacti, and hosts lectures and seminars on various botanical topics.
Brian is the garden’s Curator, and has worked there for over forty years. In addition, he is the VP of the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society, as well as the VP of the Institute for Aloe Studies. He serves on the board of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America, and has published over 500 articles on succulents.