Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Upcoming Events

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.)

Eye Spy a Tree Teach-In Sat, Nov 13, 1:00-3:00 – Tour the Fall gardens with artist Amber R Turner and learn to really look at a tree. Bring your sketching supplies and get a brief sketching lesson as well. FREE but limited enrollment. More info.

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. Because people will be close together indoors and out, we are requiring masks at all times. 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.

Ginkgo in fall colors

What’s in Bloom

The Gardens are reveling in the rain we’ve gotten! The demo beds are being changed over to their winter crops. And the gingko biloba trees are turning pure gold. 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.