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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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If you like plants . . .

. . . And are not easily bored, this is not a bad garden to,visit. Nothing spectacular. Burbank was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim D
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Taylorsville, Utah
Learned so much on this tour

This place is a gem. Very relaxing to walk the grounds with self-guided tour. We also signed up for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travel4Sue
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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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Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

. . . And are not easily bored, this is not a bad garden to,visit. Nothing spectacular. Burbank was a scientist, not a sensationalist. His contributions are valued. But I can think of far more interesting botanical experiences.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a gem. Very relaxing to walk the grounds with self-guided tour. We also signed up for the guided tour (nominal charge) which was very informative!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most beautiful flowers and grounds for viewing in Santa Rosa. We had a nice walk through the grounds then sat in the shade on a comfy bench.

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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

Thank Geoff S
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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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