New Volunteer Interviews – ongoing

Monday, March 7th – Luther Burbank’s 167th Birthday – Start of California Arbor Week

Friday, April 1st – Tour Season Opens, Gift Shop & Museum Open

The porch with grape hyacinth

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 city park located at the corner of Santa Rosa and Sonoma Avenues in Santa Rosa, California - across the street from City Hall and Juilliard Park. See the map to Luther Burbank Home & Gardens.

The Carriage House Gift Shop and Museum is open and walk-in docent-led tours are available April through 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.

Come Grow With Us – Volunteer!

Do you have a passion for gardening or history?  Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow volunteers and join a well-established nonprofit organization. Train to be a Docent, Gardener, or Gift Shop staff at these beautiful gardens and historic home of world-renowned horticulturist, Luther Burbank.  Docents and Gift Shop staff volunteer three shifts per month during our Tour Season April through October.  Gardeners volunteer two mornings per month year-round.

Volunteers in ActionAs a volunteer, you will learn about your local history and share the Burbank legacy with visitors from around the world.  Also, you’ll be invited to attend volunteer luncheons, plan and participate in special events, and join committees where your skills and experience can be helpful.  More information and the sign-up form are available here.


Luther Burbank Home & Gardens is a Registered National, State, and City Historic Landmark located at the corner of Santa Rosa and Sonoma Avenues, downtown Santa Rosa.  The Gift Shop is open and Docent-led tours of the Home and Greenhouse are available April through October, Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-4pm (Last tour at 3:30pm).

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.

What’s in Bloom

The Gardens are sleeping now, soaking in the most welcome rain. There’s a serene peace to be found in a green winter garden. View more…