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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 #7 of 18 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 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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46 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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St. Augustine, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Didn't realize Burbank was so instrumental in developing so many varieties of fruits, vegetables and flowers! Relaxing visit to the grounds - especially good time to meander through the garden in spring with everything in bloom!

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Santa Rosa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Small but the rose garden is breathless! Be prepared to take lots of pictures, you cant ask for a better backdrop for your memories.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's an easy tour that doesn't cost anything but really gives a sense of an older time--with the Victorian home, brick walks, restored greenhouse and a variety of plants, some of which were bred by Burbank

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CT, USA
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16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The house tour was fun and we enjoyed the giant cactus and other plantings. The volunteer staff guide made a good effort to make the history of Luther Burbank accessable and interesting and the furnishings of the little house were cute. It was a pleasant short stop.

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