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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Succulents, succulents, succulents!

I recently visited the gardens after several years away, and what a huge difference! It is much... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Walnut Creek, California
Fresh look

Always enjoy going here to visit and see what is new in Ruth's garden. We enjoy events here also... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Walnut Creek, California
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1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited the gardens after several years away, and what a huge difference! It is much better organized and accessible than before. They must have new management, or an influx of money for upgrades. They are currently under construction on a visitors center. I...More

1  Thank _juliehshafer
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy going here to visit and see what is new in Ruth's garden. We enjoy events here also. Good for a quick getaway.

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 9 December 2017

lots of different flowers and succulents to see and buy and just enjoy a leisurely walk around the gardens.

Thank saintjack
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Big construction going on that infringes on the garden itself. Nice display of many succulents and cacti, many in bloom. Map is great with information about each area and the locations of the blooming plants. Very knowledgeable and helpful docents and a special area for...More

1  Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We love to go to Ruth Bancroft’s succulent garden. There are so many interesting species, and something is always in bloom. I love the geometry of so many of the plants. They have a nice area of plants for sale as well!

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is an interesting succulent garden. Not only can you see what will grow in the east bay, there are several types of succulents for sale. Staff is great and informative. It is not a tourist destination unless you are a succulent fan. There is...More

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It's nice but, for an avid gardener, not that interesting. It might be more interesting at other times of the year but, I just didn't see it.

Thank foreverart
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It was fun to walk through the garden and see so many unusual plants. We took a friend who needed some time to help heal and get some much needed time in nature. It was a rewarding adventure.

Thank Toni Hastings
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I love the idea and history behind this garden. However, the map they provide is difficult to follow and not everything is identified. The sale area is cool though with some unique though often expensive offerings.

1  Thank legsbell
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I got all the inspiration from my home succulent garden from the Ruth Bancroft gardens were Ruth now 105 has created the most amazing garden and social place. A must see!!!

Thank Lynne A
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