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The Ruth Bancroft Garden

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A day under the sun!

This is a true gem. Just beautiful and serene. It takes your breath away. If you are in Walnut... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Walnut Creek, California
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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lena R
Oakland, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a true gem. Just beautiful and serene. It takes your breath away. If you are in Walnut Creek, or if you live here, you've got to go there at least once a year!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I paid in advance with a discount coupon on Groupon. The $10 entrance is a little steep but it was worth 2 for 1. However, I decided to apply my entrance fee towards a membership because it provides access to many other gardens. I took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lena R
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We go here often and see something new every season. The new store is amazing and we always find something to buy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurieandBrent
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I wanted to buy succulents and this was the right place to come! The people were helpful and friendly and I love my plants!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Staff was very helpful. Information sheets were useful but awkward to use. Path layed out was well planned. Kids would get bored. There are places to hide from the heat. Quite a variety of plants

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Pleasant garden showing drought tolerate plants from around the world. Small but worth the visit. Garden shop where you can buy plants also

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Bring your camera and wait for a cool day to go. We went when it was hot, which made us rush thru it. But it is a great mature garden.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nservanda
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 561junek
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank bialbero-racing
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