Get out into nature! 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.

UPDATE FOR COVID-19: The Gardens at Heather Farm is committed to helping stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. During the revised Contra Costa County shelter in place order in effect until June 1, outdoor public garden areas are open for visiting from sunrise to sunset. Visitors should practice safe physical distancing and wear face coverings as recommended by the County Health Department. No picnics, group gatherings, organized activities or events. The building and offices are closed until at least June 1.

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. Check out our scannable PlantsMap tags and learn more about our garden’s plants. Bring a blanket and spread out with the family for lunch on our grassy Meadow Lawn.

GARDEN AREAS

Photo by Summer Bear Photography

Garden Hours: Open 7 days a week, during daylight hours (except during private events, closed for weddings most weekend afternoons between April 1st and November 1st. Check the calendar for specific closure times, or email or call ahead before visiting (925) 947-1678.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4pm; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 – View Map

Self-Guided Tours: A free self-guided tour is available for individual visitors. Garden brochures & maps are available at the office.

Group Use: Any organized group use including photography requires prior reservations. Please call our main office at (925) 947-1678.

Garden Photography: A permit and payment of photography fee is required for all professional photography in our gardens. Excludes photography performed during a group’s rental period. Fill out our form to request a photography session.

New garden map created and generously donated by Guida Surveying, Inc.