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A Sweet Affair Bakery

Enormous, delicious sandwiches on freshly baked bread. Great salads, too! Cute, vintage decor and friendly staff. Phone your order in to get a free cookie.

1815-F Ygnacio Valley Rd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 944-1910

Kinder's BBQ

For the meat lovers! Kinder's is a great local business that supports the community. Top quality meat slathered in irresistable BBQ sauce- great with sweet potato fries.

1831 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94589
(925) 952-9393

Genova Delicatessen

A great selection of Italian deli items. Everything is made to order, so there's often a line! Just take a number, peruse the interesting, imported grocery items, and know that your lunch will beworth the wait.

2064-C Treat Blvd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 938-2888

Noah's Bagels

Nice, friendly employees and good coffee make this a go-to spot for breakfast or lunch.

730-C Bancroft Rd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 256-8284

Guanatos Ice Cream

Handmade ice cream in an array of traditional and exotic flavors. Be adventurous- try avocado, chongos zamoranos, or lúcuma!

704-C Bancroft Rd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 956-1126

Jade Garden

Fast and friendly service, and an affordably priced lunch menu.

2979 Ygnacio Valley Road 

Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 934-7688

Rocco's Ristorante & Pizza

Another great local, family-owned business. Rocco's pizzas are cheesy and delicious, and the restaurant has a full-bar.

2909 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 947-6105

Taheri's Mediterranean Restaurant

An upscale eatery, popular with the locals for the warm rosemary focaccia.

2999 Oak Rd. # A  

Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 933-1000

Jamba Juice

Get a Community Appreciation Card at the Garden Office- when you swipe it, 10% of your Jamba Juice purchase is donated back to The Ruth Bancroft Garden!

704-A Bancroft Rd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 944-2900

Black Bear Diner

Generous portions and ultra-friendly staff make this homestyle diner a favorite with local families and seniors alike.

700 Bancroft Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 941-000

Mountain Mike's Pizza

817 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 937-441

Panera Bread

744 Bancroft Rd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 933-2230

Sorrento Italian Restaurant

2064-B Treat Blvd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 938-3366

Una Mas Mexican Restaurant

2054-B Treat Blvd

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 933-950

Evie's Hamburgers

2861 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 934-4737

Bagel Street Cafe

2975 Ygnacio Valley Rd  
Walnut Creek, CA 94598        
(925) 930-8428


2819 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 930-0130

Daphne's Greek Cafe

1813-A Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 934-5098

High Tech Burrito

1815-B Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 938-3888


Art and Entertainment

Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive

Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 295-1417

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive

Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 943-SHOW



Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Drive

Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 947-1678

Markham Nature Park and Arboretum

1202 La Vista Ave.

Concord, CA 94521

(925) 681-2968 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-noon)


Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Avenue

Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 935-1978

Old Borges Ranch
1035 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 943-5899

Shadelands Museum & Walnut Creek Historical Society
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road

Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 935-7871

Diablo Valley Lines (Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society)
2751 Buena Vista Avenue

Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 937-1888

Shadowbrook Winery
3739 Shadowbrook Court

Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 988-9463


Recreation and Relaxation

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

1700 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4515

Howe Homestead Park
2950 Walnut Boulevard
Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 930-773

Mount Diablo State Park

Summit Road (access via North Gate Road from Walnut Creek)

(925) 837-2525

Walnut Creek City Parks & Amenities

Walnut Creek Open Space Recreation Areas




Renaissance Club Sport

2805 Jones Road

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

(925) 938-8700

This hotel blends upscale accommodations with a first class sports club that is sure to fit the needs of any fitness enthusiast. Enjoy crisp and anticipatory service delivered to you with flair that soothes, all at the Renaissance

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AAA Diamonds: 4

High Speed Internet: wired and wireless

Smoke free policy

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Other Local Hotels

Embassy Suites

1345 Treat Boulevard

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

(925) 934-2500

Walnut Creek Marriot

2355 North Main Street

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 934-2000

Holiday Inn Express

2730 North Main Street

Walnut Creek, CA 9459

(925) 932-3332

Motel 6

2389 North Main Street

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 935-4010

Diablo Mountain Inn

2079 Mount Diablo Boulevard

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 937-5050


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Mission Statement
The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Grant Funders

The Ruth Bancroft Garden would like to recognize the following grant funders:

The Quest Foundation for funding our Education Coordinator’s position

The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundationand The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our directional signs.

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects.

The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy