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Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens

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Address: 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone Number: 650-324-5479
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This is the Sunset Magazine ourdoor farr that is held once a year. It is worth going to because it features all the best restaurant around the areas as well as places to go in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
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Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is the Sunset Magazine ourdoor farr that is held once a year. It is worth going to because it features all the best restaurant around the areas as well as places to go in California. You not only get good food, but you see how the magazine really works. It's a fun day for the whole family.

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Seattle, Washington
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280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband, 5 kids and I were lucky enough to be able to visit the Sunset Magazine display gardens and it was simply amazing. Huge diversity of plants and the garden design is inspiring!!! Definitely worth a visit. Check the website to make sure it is open for visits.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was hired right out of college and ended up being LW Lane Jr, corporate travel agent and was invited over to their head quarters for lunch the time to taste all the new recipes for their new cook books!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Sunset Magazine is an amazing organization that focuses on the American West They publish a monthly magazine that covers best places to travel in the west, great recipes, home architecture, and gardens. We are subscribers and always look forward to receiving their monthly publication. They also publish many worthwhile books on same subjects (travel, food, gardens, etc.) Sunset also has... More 

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California
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Large wooden doors entrance to the spacious reception area lead into an expanse of green lush lawn. This is a small garden with an ongoing test garden in the back with changing flowers and vegetables being grown and tested. Some of these display you will see in the Sunset Magazine.

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Menlo Park, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The gardens are open during the week at no charge. I will be redoing my back yard and this was a great place to see plants and select the ones to include in my design. And love the serenity of the environment.

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Davis, CA
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234 reviews 234 reviews
19 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Fun to visit and see all the plants. Very peaceful and quiet. There really isn't much more to see here other than the plants and be able to be in peace.

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Denver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you've ever picked up Sunset Magazine, you will enjoy visiting their garden. It is a small loop, easy walk to see the various trees and shrubs of different zones in California. The trees are gorgeous! You can also visit the test gardens they photograph for the magazine. Staff was minimal when I was there. I would have done some... More 

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Oxnard, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My cousin took me on an unguided & unreserved tour of the gardens surrounding this beautiful facility, the model for western suburban living and gardening. The walk is divided by regions and plants are mostly well-marked. The kitchens were not available for tour that day; I believe this part must be arranged in advance. Worth a look.

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Park City, Utah
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

You know the magazine so go see what they write about in person. The displays are not only beautiful but a learning experience also. Ask the staff the questions you have been saving up about gardening.

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