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Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

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Address: Santa Rosa & Sonoma Aves, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone Number: +1 707-524-5445
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Anyone interested in plants will enjoy this site commemorating the work of...

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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If you enjoy gardening, don't miss this!

We thoroughly enjoyed our docent guided tour through the Burbank garden and home. We learned about how Burbank created many plants by pollinating them himself. He was an amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
barbwylie
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McMurray, Pennsylvania

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our docent guided tour through the Burbank garden and home. We learned about how Burbank created many plants by pollinating them himself. He was an amazing man!

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this tranquil garden and home! Lots of fun history. Interactive too! You can call a number on your cell phone and it will take you through a tour.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It doesn't take much time and is quite interesting, especially if you are into horticulture. We learned a lot about Mr. Burbank and his enormous contributions. Pair up with breakfast or lunch at Dierk's Streetside Cafe, a really good place waking distance from the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Paid the $10 donation per person to have the guided tour through the house. Very much worth the time and money. The house was very special with many small details and items; most of which were from the personal collection of the Burbanks. However, the real reason to be here is to view the 1.6 acre gardens. There is much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was truly a gem of a find. Burbank was an incredible botany wizard that very few know about. His work with so many plants, both decorative and for food, was truly amazing. It is a must see.

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arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The house was closed the day we were there, but the gardens are absolutely delightful. Luther Burbank's work and his numerous contributions to horticulture are explained via plaques throughout the gardens, and even we non-gardeners enjoyed this visit. We also enjoyed walking around the area where this is located - some interesting old homes and the neighbors seem to take... More 

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Magalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Luther Burbank is a central figure in Santa Rosa's history. His work with horticulticulture was most innovative. His home and grounds showcase his love for the temperate climate surrounding the area, which was capable of growing specialized plants envisioned by Luther Burbank.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Our Californian friends thought we would like this place and how right they were. We had never heard of Luther Burbank but his place in the botanical history of America is assured and we are now better informed of his great achievements from lowly beginnings. Our guide Scott was the splitting image of a smaller Burl Ives and was dressed... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We have been followers of Luther Burbank for years. While int he area we wanted to stop and see the home and gardens. They are nice and showcase many of his hybrids. There really is not much to see or do other than that. The house tour is extra. They don't let you go into the house unless you purchase... More 

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Do you have an interest in history or love to garden? The Luther Burbank home and gardens has both. At present the yard still has examples of garden beds that Mr. Burbank would have used to test out seedlings. He was self taught and developed a process to produce interesting and new varieties of flowers and fruits. There is a... More 

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