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Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Review

Renowned horticulturist Luther Burbank lived and worked on these grounds and made great advances using the modern techniques of selection and hybridization. The 1.6-acre garden and greenhouse showcase the results of some of Burbank's experiments to develop spineless cactus and such flowers as the Shasta daisy. Instructions for the free self-guided garden tour, which uses your cell phone, are posted near the carriage house. In the music room of Burbank's home, a modified Greek Revival structure, a dictionary lies open to a page on which the verb burbank is defined as "to modify and improve plant life." Docent-led tours, required to see the house, take place from April through October.

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  • Address: 204 Santa Rosa Ave., at Sonoma Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95404 | Map It
  • Phone: 707/524–5445
  • Cost: Gardens free, tour $7
  • Hours: Gardens daily 8–dusk; home and gift shop Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–4, docent tours every half hr
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  • Location: Santa Rosa
Updated: 03-12-2013

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