Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Upcoming Events

Update: Friday, July 17, 2020

We are open to the public Sunday, Monday & Wednesday from 8am to dusk.

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

As with all other public spaces the benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains and restrooms are closed. Bring your mask and be prepared to wear it if you come closer than 6′ from others. We are not opening the Gift Shop/Museum or offering tours at this time. You can shop online and pick up here, however.

We are so happy to be able to welcome you back!

We have created a no-contact Scavenger Hunt around the Gardens. Luther in his mask 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

Curbside Plant SaleShop online, pick up curbside. You can shop the Gift Shop and pick up curbside as well.

Tour Season Opening Postponed Indefinitely

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.

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.


Mexican Flowering Dogwood

What’s in Bloom

While the human world comes to a standstill, the natural world is getting on with its work! The gardens are in full spring bloom. We’ll try to share as much of it as possible. 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.