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“Lovely old home” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-524-5445
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Santa Rosa
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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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.
San Francisco, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Lovely old home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The waterfall grounds are nice - the traffic noise can be bothersome, but just off form the main downtown area, it is to be expected. Nice plantings.

Visited November 2012
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Capitola, California
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“Lovely, Peaceful Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Fascinating to see the house and hear about the greenhouse and all the things that Mr. Burbank was involved in. He helped develop the Santa Rosa plum....one of my favorites.

Visited November 2012
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Lake County, CA
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“Informative Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

History of Luther Burbank is provided by volunteer docents. Home can be toured with advance planning or during certain hours (I went with a Historical Society) and the gardens are fabulous. Most of the plants are labeled and there are folks available for questions. Go on a good weather day to enjoy browsing the beautiful grounds.

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Santa Rosa, California
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“Nostalgic place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

It is so nice to walk around the garden and to see inside the home. It is kept up very nicely and and interesting to see how it is furnished. I don't think children would enjoy it, might be too boring for them.

Visited December 2011
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Nice gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

These are great gardens to visit. We didn't get to see the home as it wasn't open! Would have liked to see it and hope to get back there some day!

Visited September 2012
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