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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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Flowers in the Center City

This municipal park is a fascinating place to visit, not only for flower lovers, but for anyone... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Who Knew!

We have lived here for over 10 years and had no idea that this little treasure garden existed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen M
Santa Rosa, 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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  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
+1 707-524-5445
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This municipal park is a fascinating place to visit, not only for flower lovers, but for anyone wanting to know about how many of our flowers, fruits and vegetables came to be. Luther Burbank was prolific in developing new varieties of flowers, trees and vegetables...More

Thank JHAllen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived here for over 10 years and had no idea that this little treasure garden existed - with such history to boot! Did not know that Santa Rosa hosted such a mega horticulturist like Burbank! From the tours they give you learn that...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even as a local, I rerun here often to stroll and witness the change of seasons. We had so much rain this year, the blooms more then double in size and quantity. The docents are amazing and history of Lurther Burbank wide and deep! Great...More

Thank Lizbeth H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always admired Luther Burbank, so I was happy to find that a visit to the gardens of his home did not require advanced planning. The house (not his larger, later home) required a tour and since it was not his most significant home, we...More

Thank BruceBeach12
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 27 July 2017

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 23 July 2017

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 19 July 2017

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 16 July 2017

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
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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.