New experience at Ruth Bancroft Garden will glow your mind

New experience at Ruth Bancroft Garden will glow your mind

New experience at Ruth Bancroft Garden will glow your mind
The ‘Garden of D’Lights’ event at Ruth Bancroft Garden runs through Dec. 23, 2021.

WALNUT CREEK, CA (Nov. 20, 2021) — Experience the Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery in a whole new way this holiday.

Guests are in for a treat as they meander through the garden’s 3.5 acres of mature cacti, succulents, and trees that are transformed into magical and colorful botanical sculptures by thousands of lights and lasers. This event is perfect for all ages and dog friendly.

You can visit this ‘Garden of D’Lights’ now through Dec. 23 on various Thursday through Sunday evenings. For tickets and schedule details, click here.

Native plants and holiday wreaths

Yellow Douglas Iris, Woolly Blue Curls and San Diego Barrel Cactus.

Now is a great time to plant California natives. Cool temperatures and winter rains help these plants to become resilient and drought tolerant. You find a great selection at the nursery.

Looking for deer resistant plants for your landscaping? Native plants such as Trichostem lanatum (Woolly Blue Curls) and Ferocactus viridescens (San Diego Barrel Cactus) will do, plus they pollinator-friendly.

In addition, the nursery has some lovely seasonal wreaths to brighten your home. Protea wreaths provide an intriguing and unique accent during the holidays. On top of giving wonderful color for the first 3-4 weeks, the Protea wreaths dry beautifully, and you can enjoy them for many years. But hurry over to get them. They have a limited quantity and no shipping option available.

Holiday shopping

The Walnut Creek garden and nursery also serves as a great place to get unique holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. You can find gift items for green-thumbed family and friends, as well as fun gifts for children and even pets. Here are some suggestions.

Find gifts and stocking stuffers for the whole family.

Stocking Stuffers

  • Air plants
  • Wild Jules Seed Balls
  • Drop in pots
  • Holiday cactus cards
Home Décor
  • Specialty pottery
  • Cactus drinking glasses
  • The Bold Dry Garden (Book)
  • Coral succulent wall art
  • Dish gardens and houseplants
For the Kids
  • Balancing cactus toy
  • Elf themed Paint-A-Pot
  • Bird house kit
  • Gardening tool set
  • Gloves
  • Succulent pencils and stickers
For the Furry Friends
  • Rain slicker
  • Collars
  • Leashes
  • Harnesses
  • Sweaters

Find the Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery at 1552 Bancroft Road in Walnut Creek. For more information, call (925) 944-9352 or visit