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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Awesome succulent gardens!

This succulent and cactus garden is truly a gem. It began as one woman's dream and is now available... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carolyn T
Pleasant Hill, California, United States
Small but great for ideas

This garden -slash- nursery isn't huge but it's quite well laid out and educational about native... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leigth M
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
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1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This succulent and cactus garden is truly a gem. It began as one woman's dream and is now available for all to appreciate. Don't miss it!

Thank Carolyn T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This garden -slash- nursery isn't huge but it's quite well laid out and educational about native plants and water conservation. If you're looking to landscape or learn how to plant a water conscious garden it's great to get ideas and take pictures of the curated...More

Thank Leigth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of succulents and cacti that are kept in excellent condition. Ms Bancroft wanted to have all of the plans very natural. So many of them have brown leaves. That adds to the charm.

Thank Twinoakmom
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 17 May 2017

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 7 May 2017

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 26 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 1 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 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
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