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The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek

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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.
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TripAdvisor
  • This garden -slash- nursery isn't huge but it's quite well laid out and educational about native plants and water conservation. If you're looking to landscape or learn how to plant a water conscious g...  more »
  • Lots of succulents and cacti that are kept in excellent condition. Ms Bancroft wanted to have all of the plans very natural. So many of them have brown leaves. That adds to the charm.  more »
  • This is the first garden I've visited comprised mainly of succulents. I never realized there were so many different varieties! It does not take long to visit.  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.
  • 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.
  • Great selection of plants helpful staff. Quiet gardens