Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Upcoming Events

Update: Monday, March 23, 2020

The County of Sonoma, including the City of Santa Rosa, is closing all public parks. This includes Luther Burbank Home & Gardens.

We look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so.

Sat, Mar 28Eye Spy a Tree, A Celebration of Spring. POSTPONED

Sat, April 11 –  Burbank Tots, 3:00-3:30 – Check Back for More Info

Fri, May 1 – Tour Season Opening Postponed to May 1 – Check Back for More Info

Sun, May 12Mother’s Day Plant Sale & “Chosen Spot” Celebration – Check Back for More Info

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Greenhouse & Carriage House

Welcome to the official website for the Home, Greenhouse, and Gardens where world-renowned horticulturist, Luther Burbank, lived and experimented with plants for most of his 50-year career.

This Registered National, State & City Historic Landmark is a unique urban garden located at the corner of Santa Rosa and Sonoma Avenues in Santa Rosa, California. See the map to Luther Burbank Home & Gardens.

The Carriage House Museum & Gift Shop is open and walk-in Docent-led tours are available April-October. The grounds are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to dusk year-round for self-guided tours and reserved Group and Children’s Tours.

Please note: pets are not allowed in the Gardens. Service animals only.

Volunteer Here!

Volunteer Here! Join our 100+ Volunteers who share their love of history and/or gardening with visitors from all over the country and the world.

Opportunities for Docents, Gardeners, and Gift Shop Volunteers.

Training starts Saturday, March 7 in time for our Season Opening on April 1.

To find out more, call 524-5445 or fill out the contact form here.


What’s in Bloom

The fruit trees are in bloom and the dogwood won’t be far behind. The pansies in the kitchen garden are enjoying the sunshine and the pink-flowering fringe-flower tree (loropetalum) in the Courtyard is gorgeous. We could surely do with some more winter rain, but since we’re having lovely spring weather instead, come enjoy it with us! View more photos…

Did You Know?

In California, Arbor Day is celebrated on March 7th, in honor of Luther Burbank’s birthday. (In many other parts of the country it’s celebrated late in April, as being a more appropriate time, weatherwise, for planting trees.)

In fact, California celebrates Arbor Week, March 7-14. You can find more information about local activities at Arbor Week.