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Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

Address: Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone Number: 707-524-5445
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Anyone interested in plants will enjoy this site commemorating the work of famed horticulturist...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Pleasanton, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The gardens were in full dormancy, the gift shop and cottage closed, but this lovely historic spot in downtown Santa Rosa still had much to offer. We used the phone-audio tour that gave us plenty of history and fun tidbits about family life for Luther and his wife. We enjoyed hearing about how hard he worked to improve the horticultural... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I love the Gardens its a great place to spend an hour several times a year checking out what is in bloom and admiring the natural diversity that Sonoma County can produce. BUT. I really wish that the Gardens would spend some time putting up more educational material on Who Luther Burbank was and what he did to make our... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I will have to return in the summer when the garden is in its full bloom, as the middle of winter is not the best time of year to see the plants. However, this is a very nicely done free historical garden sight, and worth the visit.

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Red Bluff, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Right in the middle of town, didn't have tog out of the way to see it. We had an early morning appt. in Santa Rosa and used the opportunity to stretch our legs after several hours in the car. Killed time while developing an appetite for lunch. Although it was fall, there were still roses in bloom along with a... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Luther Burbank was an amazing man who gifted the world with all types of fruits, vegetables, flowers and other plants. He created hybrids of existing plant-life so that food would be more easily accessible to all humanity. The tour of his home is very interesting and educational and the gardens are beautiful! I especially enjoyed seeing the photos of Mr.... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Burbank home and gardens is a lovely place to spend some time in Santa Rosa. The gardens are open daily, with the house being viewable only through a tour. The gardens are nicely manicured, and are subdivided into planting groupings. There are some lovely mature trees, and a gigantic cactus. An interesting insight into this horticulturalist.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Luther Burbank had a gift for which we have all benefitted. This man lived and worked from this home in Santa Rosa, California. He lived a relatively humble life and gifted us with his many experiments and his ability to grow many hybrids in his beloved Sonoma County. This home/museum is worth a visit if you have any interest in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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