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Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-524-5445
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Owner description: Anyone interested in plants will enjoy this site commemorating the work of famed horticulturist Luther Burbank, who introduced over 800 new plant... more » Owner description: Anyone interested in plants will enjoy this site commemorating the work of famed horticulturist Luther Burbank, who introduced over 800 new plant varieties, including the Idaho Potato. The site includes an acre of gardens with many of the naturalist's creations, a beautiful greenhouse he built in 1889, and his Greek Revival home. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful garden, and an interesting tour of the house and grounds. If in Santa Rosa, or not too far away, you will enjoy your stay here. Be aware that you need to park curbside on the street as this attraction has no parking lot of its own.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very informative on the life of Burbank, who did so much many of us dont recognize . Great break in the day and beautiful peaceful grounds. If you garden, you should visit

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calistoga
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

very nice easy to strolll around, flowers loverly Burbank house is very interesting, guide very friendy and helpful

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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We spent some peaceful and interesting time in the Luther Burbank gardens.   Emerson once said “the earth laughs in flowers” and Burbank spent his life relishing that concept.  Luther Burbank was a famed horticulturalist who made his home in Santa Rosa for over 50 years.  On his Santa Rosa garden site and in a nearby experimental garden, Burbank conducted the plant-breeding... More

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Luther Burbank created the profession of plant breeder in the late 1800s. To be able to visit his farm is an important pilgrimage to anyone with a horticulture background. The grounds are well maintained by the City of Santa Rosa and by volunteers. Although the property is smaller than its original size, the remaining grounds do a good job of... More

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santa rosa, CA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Located close to downtown, the Gardens are serene & there are picnic spots available. Docents are friendly & offer history of Burbank's many gardening accomplishments. Fun for all family members & they have wonderful plant sales, too.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I always admired Luther Burbank's work, but knew only the small portion of his many achievements discussed in history class. My visit to his home and gardens was very enjoyable and eye opening. I saw plants I had never seen and read about his work on plants I grow that he developed! The grounds are well maintained and show the... More

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Windsor, CT
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nice destination on your Greenway walk. The safe street crossing buttons are slow and/or out-of-service.

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Tucson, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stopped in Santa Rosa on our way to Kenwood, decided to visit the gardens, and learn more about Luther Burbank. We took the home tour (for a modest fee) and were really glad we did, since the docent was very knowledgeable about Luther and his secretary/second wife. What an interesting man and so smart for being relatively uneducated. The... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you're into gardens this is a place to go. Small but beautiful with lot's of history. You can also visit Luther Burbank's house. There's a small gift shop and historical information throughout the garden.

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