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 last day for tours in 2021 is Sunday, October 31.

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.)

Holiday Open House Sat-Sun, Dec 4-5, 10-4 Our annual Holiday Open House is back! Come visit the Home decorated in Victorian holiday style. Shop for unique gifts in the Carriage House. Activities for kids. Homemade cookies to take home and enjoy. We will be observing all the appropriate safety protocols. More info

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

The Gardens are sliding into early Autumn. Still a lot of flowers in bloom, including the perpetual rose garden and the zinnias. The gingko trees are just barely starting to turn golden at the top. And the spineless cactus is covered in fruit. 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.