Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Upcoming Events

The Gardens are open every day, free of charge, from 8am to dusk.

Mon-Fri through Dec 22nd – Gift Shop by Request. We’ll open the Gift Shop just for you Mon-Fri 11:00-5:00. Call 524-5445 to confirm that we’re here.

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.


Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House wreath logoSat & Sun, Dec. 2 & 3, 2017
Rain or Shine! 

38th Annual Holiday Open House
Sat and Sun, Dec 2 and 3
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Entry: 12 and older, $3.00

Santa Rosa & Sonoma Avenues, Downtown Santa Rosa
Contact: 707-524-5445
burbankhome@lutherburbank.org

The public is invited to this popular annual community event! Enjoy a 38-year community tradition and begin the season’s celebrations by visiting the historic Home and Gardens of Luther Burbank. Experience a charming reminder of bygone days when you tour the home decked out in old-fashioned holiday finery inside and out.


Front of Home

What’s in Bloom

The Gardens are settling into their winter sleep. Being California, this is very green with a few lingering blooms, including very late roses. A very calm, peaceful place this time of year. 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.

Rachel's Fruit Salad Tree

’Tis the Season to Graft Your Fruit Trees!

Greetings all! I’m sure most of you are familiar with the story of the 20,000 prune trees Mr. Burbank delivered to Warren Dutton in 1881, earning Burbank the nickname of “The Plant Wizard.” To accomplish this task, Mr. Burbank used a technique known as June Budding, where individual buds of one plant are spliced onto the stem of another plant. They call it “June” budding because often this process is accomplished when the rootstock of the plant is actively growing. This time of year, when plants are dormant, we use a different grafting technique that involves a rootstock and a...

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Photo of Thomas Edison, Luther Burbank & Henry Ford

Burbank & Famous Friends

Luther Burbank became an internationally known celebrity during his lifetime. Many famous people made the journey to small-town Santa Rosa to visit the plant breeder and view his experiments. The guestbook records visits from the East Coast, Europe, Australia and Mongolia among many others. Read about some of Luther’s most well-known visitors.

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