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Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
Ranked #9 of 103 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.
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 in period costume. The house and grounds are well maintained by a dedicated volunteer group so that it appears as near as possible as it was when the Burbank family lived there. Cookies and hot cider were available in the green house. The grounds were open to the visitors and have notable plants of Burbank's influence. No charge for the open house.

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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 Santa Rosa Junior College campus landscape.

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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 work was recognized throughout the world.
The visit is good for anyone or families interested in botany and plants.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I am giving the Burbank Home & Gardens three stars, but only because of the time of year. In the spring/summer, I can imagine that with more flowers in bloom, it would be beautiful. Still, it was interesting to learn about the pink stucco mansion, the tree that almost didn't survive a fire and to learn about Luther's horticultural successes and failures.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

the luther burbank home and gardens is one of the more popular school field trips, but it is a place where just about anyone could well discover, and no doubt enjoy a bit of history . . .
if you have never visited the place, you should think about it . . .there are all sorts of "attractions" in santa rosa, but this one gives you a chance to learn about your city's history and the accomplishments of a most amazing man . . .

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