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.

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.


Our garden is filling up with beautiful flowers for all our visitors to enjoy. They belong IN our garden, they belong TO our garden, so please do not take them home.


Photo by Summer Bear Photography

UPDATE FOR COVID-19: The Gardens at Heather Farm is committed to helping stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Outdoor public garden areas are currently open for visiting from sunrise to sunset. Visitors should practice safe physical distancing and wear face coverings as recommended by the County Health Department. The building and offices are closed to the public until further notice, access by appointment only.

Admission: Free

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 us before visiting.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4pm; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CURRENTLY CLOSED DURING COVID-19.

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

Self-Guided Tours: A free self-guided tour is available for individual visitors. View garden map below.

Group Use: Any organized group use including photography requires prior reservations and payment of use fees. Please contact us in advance via email to make arrangements.

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.

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