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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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A lovely garden

We visited the garden in mid-July. Volunteers were in the process of weeding and cleaning up the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diamond Springs, California
fascinating botanical history

The house was closed the day we visited (Monday) but the garden alone was well worth the visit. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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  • Average9%
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Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
+1 707-524-5445
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Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Edward G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 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
Reviewed 10 June 2017

On the first day of our trip to California, we tried to see the Oriental Gardens in Golden Gate Park and then Muir Woods. Both were overwhelmed by people with no place to park and we moved on. Then we arrived at the Luther Burbank...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I took the self guided tour through the gardens with my cellphone. It was after hours (after the main house closed). there is a bathroom onsite outside. The only thing that I did not like was there were people who appeared to be homeless on...More

3  Thank pghstlrgrl
Reviewed 9 May 2017

An easy walk through gardens filled with history about Luther Burbank's many creations. If you visit Santa Rosa, it is not to be missed.

Thank LBJoyride
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is the home of Luther Burbank with friendly and knowledgeable docents able to explain LB's influence on the development of agriculture nationwide .

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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.