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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Great Gardens, great docents!

I decided to become a member of these gardens. They have special events and member discounts on... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Walnut Creek, California
Need Californian native succulents: look no further

Having just finished landscaping much of our front yard, we were interested to adding a few... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Tom A
Walnut Creek, California
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1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I decided to become a member of these gardens. They have special events and member discounts on plants. It's a beautifully stocked garden.

Thank BeLivngood
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Having just finished landscaping much of our front yard, we were interested to adding a few succulents there and several more in our backyard for an approaching party we were hosting last summer. We visited on a Saturday and found Bancroft Garden in a surprising...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 21 December 2016

we are annual member of here. The garden is so beautiful and offers the unique and memorable desert garden look. It has so many different types of desert plants and flowers. And it's dog friendly.

Thank Di J
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This one-time 400 acre walnut and pear farm has an interesting history. This is explained and described in the brochure that you will receive after paying the modest admission fee. This 3 acre garden has a terrific collection of cacti and succulents. And, a number...More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Ruth Bancroft has created a huge succulent garden that is open to the public. Take a guided tour with a docent. Great place for adults and children. Oh, yes and Ruth is over 100 years old and lives in the big house on the property!

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you have an interest in succulents or cacti, you'll greatly enjoy the gardens. We took the 11am free docent tour and our docent was a fountain of knowledge about the plants and the history of the garden. While the gardens do provide you with...More

Thank NeroNewDelhi
Reviewed 13 October 2016

You enter an amazing special world created by an amazing special woman.Events and sales are worth checking out

Thank uesnna
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Recently visited on a Friday night that offered a BBQ Buffet, live music and the almost enjoyable stroll through the garden. The garden alone is worth a visit and on days when there are special events it enhances the experience.

Thank sam101645
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Ruth Bancroft Garden is in Walnut Creek near Treat and Ignacio Valley Road. It's one of those rare huge corner lots that started as somebody's orchard or farm many, many years ago and is still undeveloped and owned by the family. Mrs. Bancroft lives in...More

Thank Kip L
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This small succulent garden, located in Walnut Creek is very nicely maintained and the people (volunteers?) are friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my walk and also sat in the shade and enjoyed the serenity of the day. About an hour to walk the trail...More

Thank Woodpecker48
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