Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, Santa Rosa

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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Luther Burbank Home and Gardens is a city park containing the former home, greenhouse, gardens, and grave of noted American horticulturist Luther Burbank . It is located at the intersection of Santa Rosa Avenue and Sonoma Avenue in Santa Rosa, California, in the United States. The park is open daily without charge; a fee is charged for guided tours. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark as well as a California Historical Landmark .Burbank lived in Santa Rosa for more than 50 years, and performed the bulk of his life's work at this location. From 1884 to 1906 he lived in this park's Greek Revival house; he then moved across Tupper street to a house that no longer exists. After Burbank's death in 1926, his widow Elizabeth moved back to the house, where she remained until her death in 1977.The gardens include many of Burbank's horticultural introductions, with collections of cactus, fruit trees, ornamental grasses, medicinal herbs, roses, and walnuts. Most plants are labeled with botanic and common names. The garden's greenhouse was designed and built by Burbank in 1889; Burbank's grave is nearby.It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
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  • 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 th...  read more »
  • 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. 
  • 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 gar...  read more »
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