Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Upcoming Events

In accordance with the policy of the County of Sonoma, we are once again requiring masks in the Carriage House Gift Shop and, if your take the tour, in the Home. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to adapt to changing conditions during the pandemic.

We are offering Tours, Museum and Gift Shop Tuesday-Sunday 1:00-4:00. We have re-opened the Home & Greenhouse for tours.


The Gardens are open to the public Sun/Mon/Wed from 8am to dusk and Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat from 1pm to dusk.

(We will remain closed on Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat mornings for the foreseeable future to allow our Volunteer Gardeners to continue dealing with the weeds and other maintenance.)


We have created a no-contact Scavenger Hunt around the Gardens. Luther in sunglasses can be found in 30 locations. Find 20 of them, fill in this Google Docs form or print out this pdf, and receive a small packet of sunflower seeds, hybridized by our Garden Curator over the last several years.

We have posted a free coloring book – Luther Burbank: the Man Who Could Make a Flower

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

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.

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

We’re into full summer, with lots of flowers in bloom but also a drier garden than usual. We have cut back our water use by more than 28% but are doing so strategically to protect our heirloom plants and provide the best experience possible for visitors. 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.