The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek

4.6
#4 of 7 in Things to do in Walnut Creek
The Garden also houses important collections of aloes, agaves, yuccas, and echeverias. Aeonium ‘Glenn Davidson’, the first succulent in Ruth’s collection, is still growing in The Garden.
Plan to see The Ruth Bancroft Garden and other attractions that appeal to you using our Walnut Creek trip maker app .
Source
Create an itinerary including The Ruth Bancroft Garden
map
The Ruth Bancroft Garden Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
108 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Big construction going on that infringes on the garden itself. Nice display of many succulents and cacti, many in bloom. Map is great with information about each area and the locations of the blooming...  more »
  • We love to go to Ruth Bancroft’s succulent garden. There are so many interesting species, and something is always in bloom. I love the geometry of so many of the plants. They have a nice area of plant...  more »
  • This is an interesting succulent garden. Not only can you see what will grow in the east bay, there are several types of succulents for sale. Staff is great and informative. It is not a tourist destin...  more »
Google
  • A little gem that even locals do not know much about. Lots of succulents, and cacti. We ended up going there mid-day on hot day but there were enough shades and chairs to rest a little bit. They also had chilled water dispensers. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
  • If you love cactus and succulents, this is the place to be. Completely filled with all types of succulents, almost too much. Garden includes ceramic statues and other sculptures....a feast for the eyes....and there is a nursery on site. The garden is exquisite....highly recommend.
  • Lovely garden with sculpture show currently. Very hot but water is free with social media likes. Also provides parasols and there is a mister to cool off.
  • With a docent guided tour we learned about a lot of the plants they have there and the history of the garden. Definitely more than I anticipated. The nursery sells babies and larger plants at reasonable prices, with a great variety. Definitely worth checking out!
  • Amazing, beautiful cacti and succulents. Lots of photo ops. NICE people working there.

Plan your trip to Walnut Creek

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Walnut Creek

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Walnut Creek by other users

2 days in Walnut Creek BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Walnut Creek, Guerneville & San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Galveston Island & Walnut Creek BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Walnut Creek & Boulder BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Walnut Creek & Redmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Walnut Creek & Redmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Walnut Creek BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Walnut Creek BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans