Luther Burbank Home & Gardens


If you enjoy the flavor of an Idaho baking potato, the sweetness of a Santa Rosa plum, or the beauty of a Shasta daisy, you can thank horticulturist Luther Burbank. His experiments over a 54-year career resulted in more than 800 new plants. Born in Pennsylvania, Burbank lived and worked in this modified Greek Revival house in Santa Rosa between 1884 and 1906. The home and greenhouse now comprise a museum dedicated to his work. The residence is a national historic landmark and, along with the gardens, belongs to the city of Santa Rosa. The garden where his plant experiments were conducted is open to the public. Only 1.6 acres of the original property remain, and these are filled with Burbank-related plant materials with a 50-foot display on the history of the property anchoring one side of the garden. The raised demonstration beds show off some of his plant varieties including the Burbank Russet potato. Burbank is buried beneath the Cedar of Lebanon tree in the front yard; he planted the tree from seed. For more information on the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, go to


204Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404


38.43622000, -122.71225900
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(707) 524-5445

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