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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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Address: 1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone Number: (925) 944-9352
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A Garden worth your Time

If you are into Cactus or Succulent gardening then this is a place you do not want to miss. Many years have been put into this by Mrs Bancroft and the plant collection is from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you are into Cactus or Succulent gardening then this is a place you do not want to miss. Many years have been put into this by Mrs Bancroft and the plant collection is from all over the world. Check the Web page for many activities throughout the year. www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a real gem. Nice to place to stop in for a visit. Incredible variety of drought tolerant plants for our area. Plant sale is now ongoing. Bring a camera or smartphone to see 50 year old cactus and amazing succulent collection. Employees very fun to talk with and seem to know everything about plants. Good... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed visiting the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. The cactus gardens are quite nice to see; there are other dry plants as well. They also do plant sells and seminars. We walked through on our own, but there are also hosted tours. One can also rent facilities here for events.

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Piedmont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is really dry garden time, and they have done it well for a long time. Plant sales are good for succulents. Meander about and see what the plants in catalogues and nurseries look like when well established.

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Join a docent led tour at the Ruth Bancroft Gardens in Walnut Creek and you will find out The answer to this question. This non profit garden is open week days and weekends. For Newcomers to the area, local history comes alive. First Tuesday of the month has free Admission. Purchase plants from the nursery, that are drought resistant! Take... More 

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Merrillville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I made a stop here at the Ruth Bancroft Gardens after visiting Mt. Diablo. I enjoyed strolling the paths and seeing all the wonderful desert plants. It was nice to sit down on the bench and feel the warmth of the sun and view such interesting flora and fauna. A stop at these gardens is well worth it if you're... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a wonderful time wandering in this garden. I had passed it quite a few times after hiking in the foothills of Mt. Diablo area. But we had never stopped. If we had brought our membership card for the UC Davis Arboretum, we could have entered for free. I didn't have it on me. I had fun doing some... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place was an incredible inspiration. I have been back many times to buy plants and just to enjoy the amazing ambiance. Ruth was inspired by succulents before they became so hip.

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a hidden, unique treasure in Walnut Creek. A large garden area dedicated to cacti and succulents with walking paths, docent tours and an uncrowded relaxed place to walk and talk and marvel at flora beautifully presented. There is an admittance fee that supports the Bancroft Gardens, but it is minimal and worth the price. Sunny days, not too... More 

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Spent some time wandering though the garden at a friend's wedding. What a lovely venue. The roses are spectacular andthe grounds are soothing and peaceful to walk through. Definitely recommend a stop if you're in the area.

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Address: Address: 1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone Number: (925) 944-9352
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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