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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Always a delight to wander around

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
Too bad about construction, but nice garden

Big construction going on that infringes on the garden itself. Nice display of many succulents and... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Burlingame, California
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1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
+1 925-944-9352
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank saintjack
Reviewed 3 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

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 2 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 11 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 3 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 29 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.

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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Unique display of cactus and succulents. A must do place for visitors staying with us. Walking around it is amazing the various types of these plants that are on display. They also have a wonderful nursery where you can but plants!

Thank CA-Traveler1022
Reviewed 1 August 2017

It is awesome that Walnut Creek has this little gem so close to downtown to keep Ruth Bancroft's legacy going. Certainly worth a pit stop to enjoy the scenery and open space.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
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