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Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
+1 707-524-5445
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Fascinating history ---who knew!

Came to Santa Rosa as a base for wine tasting but had decided in advance to spend time absorbing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kristen L
Wonderful historic garden

Luther Burbank was a fantastic botanist early in the 20th Century, and his work and legacy is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terri B
Eureka, California
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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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Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
+1 707-524-5445
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Came to Santa Rosa as a base for wine tasting but had decided in advance to spend time absorbing local history/sights. SO glad we stopped here --had always known the name "Burbank" but had no idea of is contribution to our food supply. The gardens...More

Thank Kristen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luther Burbank was a fantastic botanist early in the 20th Century, and his work and legacy is reflected in this quaint and relaxing garden in the middle of Santa Rosa.

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the gardens and were delighted by the layout and the variety of plants - many attributed to Burbank's work. Interpretive signage was adequate, but sometimes incorrect, and some of the beds needed work. I do appreciate that the gardens and facility are maintained...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, and lovely setting. They also have a great sale, where you are able to purchase some rare plants once a year at least-maybe more! Friendly staff.

Thank Eliz102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the garden in mid-July. Volunteers were in the process of weeding and cleaning up the beds. Even so, it was a lovely walk through this still beautiful garden.

Thank diamondsprings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house was closed the day we visited (Monday) but the garden alone was well worth the visit. I am no gardener, but the explanations of Burbank's experiments and attempts to introduce different foods is very intriguing. He failed miserably to sell Americans on the...More

Thank rgl201
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were saddened that the garden of this lovely home was not looked after very well, weeds abound and very unkept. Luther Burbank was a botanist and horticulturist and I should think be horrified at the state of his garden right now.

Thank rosielamb
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Mr Burbank did so many things, so many improvements to what we eat, I wish I could thank him personally.

Thank Edward G
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We visited on a whim after finding on the internet while on vacation. We elected to have a tour of the house as there was a slight rain. What a great docent - she gave us loads of information on Mr. Burbank. We did tour...More

Thank CathiB50
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There's not a whole lot to see here, and parking only on the street with quarters. It was much smaller than I remember, and though people were poking around, there wasn't really much to see. Not sure why I remember it as being a glorious...More

Thank Ken A
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Diane P
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Response from JRF178 | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with Kevin G - certainly worth a visit even taking account of perhaps a few steps.