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“Beautiful!”

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
Ranked #9 of 98 things to do in Santa Rosa
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Owner description: 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.
Santa Rosa, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Small but the rose garden is breathless! Be prepared to take lots of pictures, you cant ask for a better backdrop for your memories.

Visited April 2014
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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
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“Piece of quaint history”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

It's an easy tour that doesn't cost anything but really gives a sense of an older time--with the Victorian home, brick walks, restored greenhouse and a variety of plants, some of which were bred by Burbank

Visited November 2013
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CT, USA
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Lovely little old house and greenhouse”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

The house tour was fun and we enjoyed the giant cactus and other plantings. The volunteer staff guide made a good effort to make the history of Luther Burbank accessable and interesting and the furnishings of the little house were cute. It was a pleasant short stop.

Visited March 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful Gardens & Interesting info”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

What a wonderful, relaxing place in downtown Santa Rosa that is a Registered National, State and City Landmark! The Gardens are open daily and there is a self guided phone tour you can access. Docent tours run April-October. I was here in March and things were just starting to bloom but I would still recommend going. It's the type of place you can linger if you have the time or quickly go through when pressed. There are signs through out with interesting facts and pictures of Luther Burbank's life and work. There is also a gift shop in the carriage house. If you are in the area and have any time it's well worth stopping by.

Visited March 2014
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California, Maryland
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“Interesting Gardens”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

After touring the gardens, I would have liked to tour the house, but only the gardens were open. There was a lot to see in the gardens, including quotations and photos of Luther Burbank, his lovely wife, and famous contemporaries. One could see the impact of Luther Burbank and his wife on Santa Rosa today.

Visited March 2014
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