Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Ruth Bancroft Garden


The Ruth Bancroft Garden, located in Walnut Creek, California, features nearly three acres of succulents, pathways, and garden beds.  Visitors will see a lot of aloe, agave, yucca, and cacti as they walk along the gravel pathways.

The garden was begun in the 1950s as a private collection within Bancroft Farm, a 400 acre property belonging to publisher, Hubert Howe Bancroft.  In 1989, it became the first garden in the United States preserved by the Garden Conservancy.  It has been open to the public since 1992.

The garden is open daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children.


  1. Hi Sherry - that'd be such an interesting garden to visit ... cheers Hilary

  2. That looks lovely. I hope it's not in any major fire areas. I hate to think of all of the destruction in our west.

  3. Pretty. I miss cactus. And tumbleweeds. Used to come home with one stuck under my truck every windy April in ABQ.

  4. I love this kind of garden. It would be very rare to see in the UK! We did see some like it in Australia though.
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    1. I'd imagine cacti are not very common in the UK.