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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Succulent Garden

This is the first garden I've visited comprised mainly of succulents. I never realized there were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Northeast Ohio
Relaxing and peaceful

The Ruth Bancroft Garden offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can walk the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lafayette, California
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1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the first garden I've visited comprised mainly of succulents. I never realized there were so many different varieties! It does not take long to visit.

Thank GiddyupBorzoi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ruth Bancroft Garden offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can walk the paths and explore all of the beauty, and you are only 10 minutes at most from downtown Walnut Creek. If you need a bit of solace...More

Thank markltennis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abundance of flowering cactus in this garden in April, plus excellent detailed descriptions of other trees, bushes, groundcover, etc. many of which are not native to California.

Thank kmp7h1
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is set up in a very interesting way with paths through the various succulent beds interspersed with artistic garden sculptures (which are for sale). At a leisurely stroll you can see the entire garden within an hour. There are cafe tables...More

Thank sf56lovetotravel
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have been a member of the Ruth Bancroft Garedens for quite a few years. I am not an exert on gardening, but, I have always appreciated the docents at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. The garden is very interesting, given the docent's lecture on many...More

Thank cherylyosh
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fabulous any time. Always new things to see. Great ideas. Fantastic people. Plants for sale in the nursery.

Thank Hautetee
Reviewed 14 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
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