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Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

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Address: Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone Number: 707-524-5445
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Description: Anyone interested in plants will enjoy this site commemorating the work of...
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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Luther Burbank Home is a nice little stop. With it's beautiful gardens and house tour $ it's a nice 1 to 2 hour stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Gardner, Massachusetts

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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

very small garden not well maintained. Disappointed with presentation close to city center don't go out of your way to see it

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Luther Burbank Home is a nice little stop. With it's beautiful gardens and house tour $ it's a nice 1 to 2 hour stop.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very worthwhile visit, well-informed docents, beautifully maintained garden, cute gift shop. Located near the center of downtown Santa Rosa; a great spot to start wandering downtown or down the Santa Rosa Creek trail.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Memorial Garden is an homage to the great Luther Burbank, the master horticulturist and genetic genius and well worth the hour it takes. Many of his cross breading flower masterpieces are on display. We were not there on a group tour guide day but self-guided working tour information is available by cellphone.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Located in downtown Santa Rosa, the home of Luther Burbank's wife is a wonderful way to spend an hour or so learning about this amazing person's journey into plant breeding- from flowers to fruit trees there is little that Luther did not impact. Worth the trip

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lovely gardens and home where Luther Burbank lived and contributed so much to the horticultural field. The tour was small and very interesting; we learned a lot and enjoyed it very much.

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Kerrville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Excellent small group tours with knowledgable guides included in museum price. See a lot and learn a lot including tour of home. No photos in home which is out of sync with current movement to allow digital photos without flash.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You should make time to visit. We went early in the morning and did the tour by using our cell phones telling about the various plant stations. I never knew he basically developed the "Idaho" potato we all love while he was in Massachusetts .

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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very nice place in the city to just take a walk and experience some wonderful gardens! I was not expecting such a quiet beautiful place in the city right off the highway. We parked right in front on the street and just walked in, very convenient. You could walk the place in as little as an hour or spend many... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Luther Burbank, a rather eccentric and well-known historical figure of his time, was the inventor of over 800 different kinds of plants. His house and gardens are open for tours. It's a fascinating place for gardener for the obvious reasons, and for history buffs also because historical figures such as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford visited this house. The gardens... More 

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Additional Information about Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

Address: Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone Number: 707-524-5445
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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