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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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A gardening delight

Built by a local woman who tended the gardens until her recent death, these gardens are a local... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
June K
Walnut Creek, California
Love the Bancroft Garden.

I m a member of the garden needs visit several times a year. The garden is an making display of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
nan s
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1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2361
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built by a local woman who tended the gardens until her recent death, these gardens are a local treat that are managed by a local group of dedicated gardeners. The area is small so it doesn't take a lot of walking nor time to visit....More

Thank June K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I m a member of the garden needs visit several times a year. The garden is an making display of succulents and reflects the love no hard work that the staff and volunteers put into it. They have good events, especially the annual sculpture show...More

Thank nan s
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Even though they had work going on we spent a very relaxing morning walking around the gardens. keep your wits about you as some of the plants are sharp, don't back into any while looking at others.

1  Thank bialbero-racing
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Many beautiful and exotic succulents in this famous garden. A wonderful place to view possible garden additions and enjoy a leisurely stroll through well laid out paths.

Thank Sheryl R
Reviewed May 2, 2018 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
Reviewed March 15, 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
Reviewed March 3, 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
Reviewed March 3, 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

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Reviewed January 22, 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
Reviewed January 10, 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.

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