Established in 1972 as a non-profit volunteer organization, The Gardens serves as a sanctuary in the heart of Walnut Creek, CA. With over 6.5 acres of lush gardens and a renowned Rose Garden, The Gardens remains dedicated to remaining free and open to the public 7 days a week. After 50 years of business, The Gardens continues to focus on education, horticulture, and weddings while honoring the nonprofit mission. We look forward to continuing to see our loyal patrons and volunteers as well as welcoming new visitors.


The Gardens at Heather Farm

On Saturday August 20th, 2022 we celebrated the Gardens 50th Anniversary. From amazing appetizers, wine and beer to a walking tour of our 6.5 acres- guests were treated to the sounds of a steel drum band and the lively sound of patrons new and returning.

We hope that everyone that joined us enjoyed themselves and were able to experience the magic of The Gardens at Heather Farm.

Youth Education

Kids are easily inspired by nature, and the natural world is ripe with educational opportunities. Our Youth Education programs offer virtual and in-person classes for children in preschool and elementary grades. Learn about wildlife habitats, geology, plant anatomy, water conservation, environmental stewardship, and more.

Plant Shop

We grow and sell plants year-round in our on-site nursery facilities! From organic seasonal vegetables to unique perennials to water-wise options like salvias and succulents, we’ve got a wide and ever-changing selection of plants perfect for your garden.

Inez J Photography

Private Events

Engaged couples LOVE our venue! It’s the perfect combination of naturally inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces that makes for a truly unforgettable wedding day. Both affordable and flexible, our venue is also a great choice for parties, memorials, and business events.

Summer Bear Photography

Visit The Gardens

If you haven’t seen our Rose Garden in prime blooming season, you are in for a real treat! And our six-acre property offers many more beautiful garden areas, including a Children’s Garden, Shade Garden, Rock and Salvia Garden, Waterfall Garden and more. No matter the season, it’s a fun and engaging place to visit!

Our Youth Education programs are made possible in part by charitable contributions including individual gifts, grants, and sponsorships. Donations help us pursue our mission to educate the community about our natural world.


Members enjoy an array of benefits such as discounts on plant purchases from our nursery and other local retailers, and free or discounted admission to hundreds of public gardens in North America, while helping our gardens to thrive.


Our nonprofit employs a small team of staff to get much of the daily business done, and volunteers fill the gaps. Volunteer support is crucial to key areas such as garden maintenance, propagation, and fundraising events. It’s also a healthy and fun way to spend time!

Watch our Wedding Video!

Our gorgeous wedding venue may be just the spot for you.

Looking to host an event? Tell us about it!

Take a Virtual Tour and see the beauty of The Gardens for yourself.


Our gorgeous garden is the perfect backdrop for engagement, maternity, wedding, graduation or family photos. Reservations and fee payment required.

Photo by Corinna Rose.