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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

Address: 1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone Number: (925) 944-9352
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Walnut Creek
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Merrillville, Indiana
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153 reviews 153 reviews
115 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

what a wonderful garden environment, that varies depending on the season, rain or shine, a treat for the eyes, and an intro to plants that you may not know...

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had passed by this garden for several months, wondering what a cactus garden might look like. Having never really liked the look of the spiky plants and only seen how they are often portrayed in the movies amid dessert-like landscapes, I never had the desire to have cacti. Nevertheless, I was curious what a professional garden might look like,... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I attended a tasting tour of the local edibles being grown in the Garden. It was very fun and very informative! It might be a little slow for kids, but was a nice, relaxing afternoon for adults. they even had a casual tea/snack party for us at the end of the tour. The Garden itself is great and has a... More 

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San Francisco
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a landmark green in Walnut Creek that was founded by Ruth, who is now over 100 years old. The main feature is suculents, and great established trees.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My daughter and I visited Ruth Bancroft Garden . We thought it was going to be a short visit but we were so impressed we spent two hours there and we are going to return for the sculpture show when it comes next year.

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