The Gardens at Heather Farm is an independent nonprofit organization operating a free public garden, education center and special event venue on 6.5 picturesque acres in the heart of Walnut Creek, CA.

The vision of a family focused and educational garden started in 1968 when founders recognized not only the beauty of the rolling hillside in Walnut Creek’s Ygnacio Valley, but also a need in the community to bring focus back to nature and make it accessible to all. The Gardens today reflect the unified efforts of those who have (and still are) investing their time, talents, and financial resources to make this community all it can be.

So, are you ready to plan a visit yet? We can’t wait to have you! Here’s how to get started:

Summer Bear Photography

Public Garden Areas

With over a dozen unique garden areas, our six-acre property has something beautiful to see in every season.

Karen V. Chin Photography

Education Programs

We’ve been providing nature-based education programs for three decades, and they just keep getting better!

Kelly Boitano Photography

Private Events

Our garden venue is one of the most popular spots in the Bay Area to host a special event.

Thyme plants for sale in our nursery

Plant Shop

Get the best price on the best plants hand-grown by our own propagation team.

Want to know more? Feel free to contact us here.