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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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Address: 1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
Phone Number: +1 925-944-9352
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fascinating example of drought tolerant gardens

We generally visit when they are doing Art in the Garden (sculptures of various colorful and unusual sorts 'planted' alongside the succulents, all for sale) Its great at other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We generally visit when they are doing Art in the Garden (sculptures of various colorful and unusual sorts 'planted' alongside the succulents, all for sale) Its great at other times too for changing seasons in the world of cacti, aloe, agave, and many trees. Docents are available to chat or you can use a self guided pamphlet or just wander.... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I bought my husband a membership here and he loves it. He gets lots of ideas for our yard and the people are extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Imagine walking around all types of succulents and cacti in their natural state. Everything is allowed to grow naturally,

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Great grounds and wonderful selection of establish and new plants. They groundskeepers are extremely helpful and you can tour on your own or take a guided tour. There is a small consignment gift shop with some great offerings as well as garden art to buy. Suggest getting the annual membership for $40 as you get 10% off all plants.

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Fantastic local spot. Very hidden but well worth the price. So many succulents and cacti. You will be amazed at her collection.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

My wife, younger daughter and I spent a truly unforgettable hour in this beautifully designed and maintained garden full of the most wonderful cacti, trees and bushes. A visit which can be recommended to all people, wheter young or old and interested in gardens or not.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We visit this garden all seasons of the year as the plantscape is constantly changing. This is a great place to get ideas for our own gardening as well as to just appreciate the variety of succulents and cactii displayed. The garden paths are well-placed to provide vistas and close-ups of the various planting areas. Some of the best visits... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

What a nice place to visit on a lazy Saturday. I have never seen such a wide array of cactus and other succulents, it just blew me away. One can either take a tour for ten dollars or do a self guided tour. I opted for the tour with a guide. The tour guide gave us tremendous insight as to... More 

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Very interesting place. Give you an idea of what can be done with plants that match the climate where they're planted. All the succulents are beautiful.

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Fenelton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Enjoyed the interesting plants and sculptures. Sculptures were neat to see, but way out of our price range.

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