Adult Admission for One, Two or Four at The Ruth Bancroft Garden (50% Off)

Estate of Walnut Creek

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In a Nutshell

The garden displays a variety of water-conserving succulents and 92 types of trees across a 3-acre swath of land

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $5 for adult admission for one ($10 value)
  • $10 for adult admission for two ($20 value)
  • $20 for adult admission for four ($40 value)

The Ruth Bancroft Garden

In the 1880s, historian and publisher Hubert Howe Bancroft started a 400-acre fruit farm in the Ygnacio Valley that produced walnuts and award-winning Bartlett pears. After being passed down through his family, the farm was rezoned for residential use and sold to developers. The final owner, Philip Bancroft, Jr. Cut down the last walnut orchard in 1971 and gave the remaining three acres of land to his wife Ruth to plant a new garden. Motivated by her lifelong passion for plants, Ruth filled the garden with her large collection of potted succulents and water conserving plants. Through the garden, she discovered how to protect tender plants from winter rains and hard freezes. Her efforts created a dynamic environment with contrasting textures and colors, and Ruth's original succulent, the aeonium 'Glenn Davidson' still grows in the garden, demonstrating the lasting benefits of water conserving plants.

Today, with the help of a dedicated conservancy, The Ruth Bancroft Garden serves as an example of water conversation with it's range of succulents and 92 varieties of trees including eucalyptus, yucca, aloes, and palm. Visitors can explore the garden's diverse flora through self- and docent-guided tours or attend regular plant sales to take home their own salesman-eating plant. The garden also organizes special events including a fruit-tasting tour and a holiday centerpiece-making workshop.

Customer Reviews

Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful volunteers/docents. The garden is readily accessible to all. We arrived at their opening time and were surprised with cool climate. We definitely go back.
Barbara R. · August 14, 2017
Amazing plants . Dedicated. Knowledgeable people!
Vera K. · July 27, 2017
Our first visit to the gardens, although our friends had been there many times years ago! We enjoyed the gardens, the sculpture exhibit and the lovely people who work there.
Kathryn H. · July 22, 2017

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