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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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Don't Miss The Gardens!

When visiting the Sonoma Wine Country, be sure to make time to visit Luther Burbank Home and... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Jerseyfornia
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Santa Rosa, CA
Worthy as a garden walk as well as for plant professionals

We visited over Thanksgiving weekend with our adult children. Our son in law said this was his... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Nadine M
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

When visiting the Sonoma Wine Country, be sure to make time to visit Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. It's really a gem. The gardens are beautiful, even in the winter, but April-October are the b est times to visit. Lots of roses and many other...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We visited over Thanksgiving weekend with our adult children. Our son in law said this was his favorite stop during our time in wine country--and we tasted some fantastic wines! Despite visiting when the buildings were not open, we learned a great deal from the...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Botanic research holy grail. Though surprising initially on how could he accomplish so much in such a small garden, it is fascinating to walk and see where Luther Burbank lived. The house is in downtown Santa Rosa. I visualized the home to be in the...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I was disappointed that I arrived too late to enter the home. The gardens are OK, but I thought they'd be more expansive. It is interested to see the plants that were cultivated. The gardens can be walked in about 20 minutes.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Enjoyed a visit here during its Christmas Open House in 2016. The house, greenhouse and carriage house were nicely decorated for the season. Even Santa and Mrs Claus were there. Santa played the guitar, and they both sang Carols. Docents and gift shop personnel were...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This place is smack dab in the middle of Santa Rosa. Luther Burbank blessed this town with his green thumb. Not only is his house and gardens beautiful and ever changing seasonally, but he had a huge influence to the beauty and layout of the...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is one of the places in the world where science and experimentation were applied to nature. Burbank was the American master of horticulture and agricultural development. He located in the Sonoma Valley for its year-round weather. His career spanned over 5 decades and his...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I am giving the Burbank Home & Gardens three stars, but only because of the time of year. In the spring/summer, I can imagine that with more flowers in bloom, it would be beautiful. Still, it was interesting to learn about the pink stucco mansion,...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

the luther burbank home and gardens is one of the more popular school field trips, but it is a place where just about anyone could well discover, and no doubt enjoy a bit of history . . . if you have never visited the place,...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This would be wonderful in the spring and early summer. The end of September has many of the plants going to sleep for the winter. So plan you visit accordingly.

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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.
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