Get to know The Gardens at Heather Farm!

The Gardens at Heather Farm is an independent nonprofit operating a free public garden, education center and special event venue nestled on a picturesque hillside in Walnut Creek, CA.

Enjoy Nature

Our six-acre property holds various garden areas open from sunrise through sunset and providing a beautiful and serene environment for strolling, resting or picnicking with family and friends.

Learn & Explore

Our youth education program reaches over 15,000 K-5 school children in Contra Costa County, and also offers nature-inspired classes for babies and preschoolers.

Garden Knowledge

Our adult education program, From the Ground Up, offers practical lessons on developing gardens, then using the garden’s bounty to create unique home décor and gifts.

Parties & Events

And with visually-inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces, our venue is a superb choice for weddings, meetings, memorials and parties, offering you and your guests a unique and memorable experience.

Support Us

A local gem and community resource for more than 30 years, The Gardens is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, self-supporting through memberships, fundraisers, private donations, program fees and rental facilities.

Walnut Creek is extraordinarily fortunate to have The Gardens at Heather Farm.  Nestled at the edge of an active public park, this agency's gardens offer a horticultural experience comparable to or better than municipally supported gardens in much larger cities. The beauty and texture of the specific gardens offer places for moments of quiet contemplation and solace. The gardens provide perfect settings for weddings and other special occasions. The organization’s annual Teddy Bear Tea fundraiser is a multi-generational event that is the elegant social coming out for many a young lady. It is a teaching place showing us local and exotic trees and plants, how to cultivate gardens, how to efficiently use our valuable water resources, and how to compost our waste. This non-profit organization happens largely through volunteer efforts, helping to build personal ties to each other and to our community. In summary, The Gardens at Heather Farm is an amazing asset and resource to Walnut Creek.Loella HaskewMayor, City of Walnut Creek
"The gardens were gorgeous (roses in full bloom) and the reception facilities outstanding...All in all an amazing and reasonably priced wedding venue..."Sherri F. via FacebookJuly 2015,
"This Venue is beautiful!! Had my wedding here and they were so accommodating to my every need. Not one thing went wrong. Would recommend this venue to anyone and you cant beat the price either!"Kaitlin S. via WeddingWire.comSeptember 2015,