32nd Annual Holiday Open House at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Event: 32nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2011, 10am-4pm

Cost: $2 Admission ages 12 & over

Location: Santa Rosa & Sonoma Avenues, Downtown Santa Rosa, CA

Contact: 707-524-5445, burbankhome@lutherburbank.org  www.lutherburbank.org

Begin the season’s celebrations with a beautiful holiday experience and a fascinating look at our local history.  Our guests return every year to view life at the home and gardens of the prominent Santa Rosacitizen and world-renowned horticulturist, Luther Burbank. This event has been a popular community tradition for 32 years!  Visitors come from all over the county and beyond to tour the modified Greek revival home decorated in Victorian style by creative Burbank Volunteers.  Costumed Docents will tell you stories about the famous turn of the 20th century residents while soft music is playing in the background.  Next, you’ll enterBurbank’s Greenhouse where you’ll be served cookies and spiced tea.  Be sure to bring your kids to the craft table in the big tent to enjoy making a holiday project.

Give yourself plenty of time to browse in the Carriage House Museum & Gift Shop to find perfect holiday gifts.  Check out the 2012 calendar-in-a-stand featuring colorful images of antique seed packets from the Luther Burbank Company, and our new denim aprons, spiffy caps, and smart Shasta daisy cups.  Also find attractive crocheted scarf & hat sets, knitted market bags, and unusual totes handcrafted by our Volunteers.  You’ll also find many of our popular gifts priced at 20% off!

Parking is FREE at First and “D” Streets, and ride Rosie the Trolley FREE between this event and the Dickens Holiday Crafts Fair.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens is a registered National, State, and City Historic Landmark located at the corner of Santa Rosa & Sonoma Avenues, downtown Santa Rosa.  Docent-led tours of the Home, Greenhouse and part of the Gardens are available April-October, Tuesday-Sunday; Group Tours and Children’s Tours are available year-round by appointment. The Gardens are open every day for self-guided tours and cell phone Audio Tours. For more information, call 707-524-5445 or visit www.lutherburbank.org.

SPECIAL SILENT AUCTION COMING SOON!

Bid on Rare Commemorative Bench owned by Charles M. Schulz.

This year, we have a special opportunity for our supporters and holiday visitors!  In 1993, 21 benches were custom-made for us from the wood of Burbank’s landmark Cedar of Lebanon tree that stood for nearly a century on our historic site.  Charles and Jean Schulz bought bench # 5, and now Jean Schulz is donating it back to us for a Silent Auction to help us with our fundraising efforts. The auction will begin on our website www.lutherburbank.org on November 1 and end at the conclusion of Holiday Open House where the bench will be displayed and final bids accepted.  Proceeds from this auction will be used to preserve and maintain LBH&G and help us continue our educational programs.  (Nonprofit Federal Tax ID# 26-3008405) 

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