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.


Photo by Summer Bear Photography

Admission: Free

Garden Hours: Open 7 days a week; sunrise to sunset. We are open every weekend from now until February 2023. Please email us before visiting to check availability.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5pm. Please call 925-237-1231.

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.