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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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

Went the the garden during blooming time! It is very peaceful and relaxing. Wonderful place to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FredN47
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Walnut Creek, California
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The best water-wise garden

The decades of loving care taken by Ruth and her staff have resulted in a garden of immense value... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Richard I
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1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
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+1 925-944-9352
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"for sale"
in 11 reviews
"cacti and succulents"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"open to the public"
in 3 reviews
"take photos"
in 3 reviews
"residential area"
in 2 reviews
"plant sale area"
in 2 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 2 reviews
"different varieties"
in 2 reviews
"walnut creek area"
in 3 reviews
"unusual plants"
in 2 reviews
"great place"
in 6 reviews
"special events"
in 3 reviews
"year round"
in 2 reviews
"the east bay"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"cactus"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went the the garden during blooming time! It is very peaceful and relaxing. Wonderful place to see succulents. Don't pass this place up!

Thank FredN47
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The decades of loving care taken by Ruth and her staff have resulted in a garden of immense value to the gardener and great enjoyment for the person willing to be wowed by nature.

Thank Richard I
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It's always a challenge to find a way to entertain guests and visitors without going miles, especially for those people who drove for hours, or days to see you. The wine country, Redwoods, Ocean beaches are not that close. Many central Contra Costa residents have...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I took my Mom here for a post-brunch stroll. There were so many interesting and beautiful plants to enjoy, including some fascinating historic (200+year old) trees and (40+year old) cacti. Their self-tour materials and introductory greeting from the docents were excellent. It's amazing how such...More

Thank hollyj952
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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
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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
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

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

Thank saintjack
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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
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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
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Reviewed 14 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
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