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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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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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Gardening and History lesson in one stop

Do you have an interest in history or love to garden? The Luther Burbank home and gardens has both. At present the yard still has examples of garden beds that Mr. Burbank would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jeanne R
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Los Gatos, California, United States

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do you have an interest in history or love to garden? The Luther Burbank home and gardens has both. At present the yard still has examples of garden beds that Mr. Burbank would have used to test out seedlings. He was self taught and developed a process to produce interesting and new varieties of flowers and fruits. There is a... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If Luther Burbank had a better PR agent like Ford or Edison, you would see longer chapters on him in history books. When you have dinner tonight, you will most likely eat something that Burbank modified in his garden (or possibly the rose centerpiece). The gardens are beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. During the non winter... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens open early (8am) before the museum and house (10am) but you can appreciate Luther Burbank's life and work just by strolling around the 1.6 acres of plants and flowers. So impressive to see what an impact he had on hybridizing and botany.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the town of Santa Rosa is this jewel of a piece of American history. Luther Burbank was a botanist who developed many of the flowers and plants that beautify our lives and changed the kinds of foods we eat. His home and garden are open to view with a well done tour inside his home. Burbank was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens and signposts were interesting and informative,.The carriage house and main house was not visited.No eats or drinks available but free parking on Street.Serious gardeners are enthralled.I wasn't.

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Woodland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited too early for all to be in bloom. A bit overgrown in spots. Maybe a return visit later in spring would be better.

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No. California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You may do a self guided tour or take the docent led tour through the grounds, home and greenhouse. We learned a good deal about the man, his outlook, work and accomplishments. Charming home and gardens. Well worth the visit.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit, very easily accessible and it's free to wander the grounds at your leisure. Combines historical interest, tons of beautiful plantings and species developed by Luther Burbank, lovely rose gardens, and a reasonably priced gift shop staffed by friendly volunteers who are happy to answer any questions. If you're local to Sonoma County, this is a... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the docents was very well versed and took us around the unique plants and the house. a very enjoyable tour.

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Monterey, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found this place while looking for something to see in Santa Rosa that wasn't a shopping mall. What a treat! We learned about Burbank and all the things he did for all varieties of plants. An incredibly relaxing place to visit and learn. We will surely stop in again while in Santa Rosa.

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