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Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens

80 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-324-5479
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Menlo Park
Type: Gardens
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California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
13 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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189 reviews 189 reviews
15 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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42 helpful votes 42 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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Silicon Valley, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Lots of vendors showing garden and home and travel ideas and destinations. Beautiful gardens. Park far away and walk!

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Fremont, California
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21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Sunset has an annual event showcase their advertisers, craft booths, wine, food, and California tourism. They also have demonstrations and give attendees an opportunity to tour their gardens. This is an event that is well worth the effort and admission to attend.

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El Cerrito, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Visit one of their open houses to get great cooking demonstrations and gardening advice.

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Redwood City, California
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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Always look forward to the annual open house of Sunset Celebration and this year was as terrific as ever. Wandering around the grounds and seeing the creativity of people is amazing. There were lots of snacks available. Looking forward to going again next year.

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