Sculpture in the Garden is a much-anticipated annual event at the Ruth Bancroft Garden:
For one month every year, The Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery. The Garden's world-class collection of succulent and drought-tolerant plants provides a spectacular backdrop for artists to display their works. Follow the meandering pathways to discover art that ranges from classical to irreverent, spiritual to functional. (Source: RBG web site)
This is the 19th time that Sculpture in the Garden has been held at RBG, and I can’t think of a better way to showcase outdoor art. After all, succulents are nature’s very own sculptures!
In spite of the heat gripping much of the western U.S., I made the drive to Walnut Creek this morning, and I photographed many of the pieces on display. No matter whether you’re a fan of art in the garden or not, I’m sure some of the sculptures will win you over or at least make you smile.
Agave franzosinii flower spike
Agave americana ‘Marginata’
Aloe capitata var. quartziticola
Agave attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’
Actually, the real reason why I went to the Ruth Bancroft Garden this morning was to meet some of the garden bloggers attending the 2013 Garden Bloggers Fling in San Francisco. I wasn’t able to join this year’s activities, which started on Thursday evening and will end on Sunday evening (tonight), but I hope to attend next year’s get-together in Portland, Oregon.
Here’s yours truly with Loree Bohl of Danger Garden. I’m sure many of you follow her blog. If not, be sure to check it out!
Loree and I had fun walking through the garden and browsing the wonderful selection of plants at the RBG nursery. I ended up coming home with an Aloe peglerae, a Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ (a brand-new variety with dark burgundy leaves), and a Lomandra confertifolia ‘Wingarra’ (a new-to-me Australian rush).