Visit The Gardens at Heather Farm, a local gem nestled on a picturesque hillside just over two miles from downtown Walnut Creek. The Gardens at Heather Farm is an independent nonprofit operating a free public garden and nature education center with six acres of natural landscape to explore.
With dozens of paved and gravel pathways, a rose-covered gazebo, waterfall area, conservation garden, children’s garden and a variety of seasonal displays, your visit to The Gardens will be both inspiring and educational. Drop by for an afternoon stroll and take in the lovely fragrances and gorgeous views. Bring a blanket and spread out with the family for lunch on our grassy Meadow Lawn.
Garden Hours: Open 7 days a week; sunrise to sunset.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5pm. Please call 925-237-1231.
Location: 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 – View Map
Garden Use & Photography: A permit and payment of photography fee is required for all professional or organized photography in our gardens. Excludes photography performed during a group’s rental period. Fill out our form to request a photography session.
Community Garden: Learn more about our community garden area and how to request a plot.
A free self-guided tour is available for individual visitors.
Come learn about our beautiful gardens! Bring a group of 10 or more for an organized garden walk where you’ll gain insight into various plant species and what makes our garden tick. A trained and knowledgeable guide will lead your group through our various garden areas and can even tailor the tour to fit your group’s particular interests. Learn about drought-tolerant plants and water-saving tips at our Climate Change Garden, browse through thousands of rose bushes in our award-winning Cowden Rose Garden to find your favorite colorful blooms, and watch pollinators in action in our butterfly garden.
Before you visit, take a Virtual Tour and see the beauty of The Gardens for yourself.
Or watch this video to view some of our unique garden areas! Volunteer docent and garden expert, Christy, walks you through the best spots to learn more about our natural world.