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General Admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden

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What to Expect
Visit: The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361

Discover this world-renowned 3.5-acre garden, housing a large and unique collection of succulents, cacti and drought-tolerant plants from around the world. Beautiful in every season. The Garden’s founder, Ruth Bancroft, lived to be 109 and was a pioneer in drought-tolerant gardening. Looking for a fun and relaxing outing with family and friends, garden inspiration, or a great place to picnic, take photos, paint or bring the dog, the Garden is the perfect choice. Bring your lunch along and make it a picnic! Free parking.
Note: The Garden is handicapped accessible, but the pathways are gravel not paved. There is seating scattered throughout the Garden including wooden benches and chairs and several sets of café tables. No food is sold on-site.
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Departure Point
The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
Departure Time
10/17/2019 - 10/17/2019Thursday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

10/18/2019 - 1/30/2021Tuesday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Visitors are always welcome to freely browse and shop in our retail plant nursery
  • Free docent led tours. Check Garden's website for schedule.
  • Self Guided Tour Book
  • Entry/Admission - The Ruth Bancroft Garden
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Dogs on leash welcome
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Picnics welcome but no food is sold on site.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: The Ruth Bancroft Garden
137 reviews
Ruth M
Pleasant Hill, California
Night Lights
Take your cameras or phones and find incredibly inspiring sights. We went despite the threat of hail and rain,
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
Evening Walking Tour of the Garden
This is a three acre succulent garden developed by a local resident and left to the city on her passing. The
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Walnut Creek, California
A treasure in the urban environment
Ruth was the angel of succulents before we even appreciated them. What was considered ugly and twisted in nature
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Gift of Life
I went to Ruth Bancroft Garden to purchase a very special plant. This plant was to be a gift for a friend who lost
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Really enjoyable
A pleasant experience just looking around. It's been a long time since I've seen so many sizes and shapes of
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Mark W
San Francisco, California
Beautiful in All Shapes and Sizes
A friend of mine invited me to the garden as she frequents the nursery and buys succulents for her backyard oasis.
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Murray S
Thousand Oaks, California
You'll be back again and again and again -
Unusually nice, I've already been back for a second helping and will check it out again in the winter. The history
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Walnut Creek, California
Beautiful garden!
This place is a gem! It is full of original and unique cacti. Walnut Creek is so lucky to have this beautiful
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Ron Y
Corona del Mar, California
If you don't have this on your bucket list.. you have already been here
This is a marvelous experience to take the self guided tour meandering along the giant plants and colorful
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Walnut Creek, California
Special for cactuses lover.
Beautiful garden in Walnut Creek. It is beautiful to visit at any season. It is especially true if you can do it
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mark s
fascinating site for succulents
I really felt like I was on another planet. the variety of succulents and their strange looks is something I have
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Walnut Creek, California
A day under the sun!
This is a true gem. Just beautiful and serene. It takes your breath away. If you are in Walnut Creek, or if you
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Lena R
Oakland, United States
Quaint and peaceful escape at a cost
I paid in advance with a discount coupon on Groupon. The $10 entrance is a little steep but it was worth 2 for 1.
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Orinda, California
Absolutely Wonderful
We go here often and see something new every season. The new store is amazing and we always find something to buy
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Amazing gardens!
I wanted to buy succulents and this was the right place to come! The people were helpful and friendly and I love
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