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“A historical wonder & gardener's dream”

The Ruth Bancroft Garden
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We have toured this garden many times, both with and without one of their excellent docents and have purchased many wonderful plants at their plant sales. Every season brings something new to see here. They operate on a shoe string budget but manage to keep the garden in perfect condition as well as offering the public classes, memberships, volunteer opportunities and unique events to attend year-round. This is one of Walnut Creek's gems, with something to see along every path: individuals, families, seniors, horticulturists, gardeners; step out of the hectic world and into acres of beauty, peace and serenity. It makes for a memorable day.

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

I'm sorry to say that I think $10.00 per person is alot for this garden. It is a nice place, not that large but very interesting. There were many interesting plants, some I hadn't even seen before and I've seen many. No comparison to Phoenix Botanical garden but nice.and that really isn't a fair compairson. So it is nice and good to see in this area and worth seeing especially if you love this type of landscape and we do!

Thank linnde
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

A warm greeting at reception with a map and helpful directions. The gardens aren't large but
they are filled with interesting plants and trees. It made for a very enjoyable hour.
The reception area to check in is very small, expansion would be good, but I know they have
limited space to work with.
We would definitely go back for another visit. Very nice people run the gardens.

Thank Olathe1
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Be sure to tour with a docent, who will explain not only the flora and fauna but the history as well. It is a wonderful tribute to one woman's passion.

Thank AGRMAG
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is a wonderful place to visit. the people who work here are very informative and friendly.
you can get some wonderful Ideas for building your own succulent garden, maybe take some wonderful pictures.They also sell some plants and have great special sale dates.
If you become a member there are all sorts of great perks
They work with the community and local artists and have great gatherings with entertainment and drinks,

Thank Wobbles57
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