The Bold Dry Garden:
Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden
By Johanna Silver
Photographs by Marion Brenner
One of our great gardening heroes, Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA and Johanna's new book, "The Bold Dry Garden" offers unparalleled access to the garden and the extraordinary gardener responsible for it.
Marion Brenner's stunning photographs capture the essence and beauty of this majestic place right down to its most minute details. You’ll discover the history of the garden and the design principles and plant palette that make it unique. Packed with growing and maintenance tips, profiles of signature plants for a dry garden and innovative design techniques, it also has practical advice on everything you need to create a garden that is lush, waterwise, and welcoming.