Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Upcoming Events

ALERT July 1, 2024: Because of the Excessive Heat Warnings for this week, we are only offering tours, museum and gift shop for the morning shift – 10:00-1:00. And if the temperature reaches 95°, we will be closing that shift early. This reduced schedule will be in force Tues, July 2-Sat, July 6. We will evaluate the Sun shift later in the week.

The Gardens will remain open and you’re welcome to visit. There’s a free cellphone audio tour and extensive signage.

Please, stay hydrated, stay cool, stay safe!

[Note that our Gardeners are not working regular shifts this week. We will have some Gardeners attending to extra watering early in the day.]

The Gardens are open to the public from 8am to dusk every day.

Saturday, July 20, 2024Midsummer Garden Tea with Song of Sonoma Chorus. Reserve your seat today.

We have created a Scavenger Hunt around the Gardens. Luther’s wife Elizabeth wearing her sun hat 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.


What’s in Bloom

A little more Spring rain, a lot of Spring sunshine – and the Gardens burst into bloom! Pretty much everywhere you look is bright and colorful. View more

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 with an entire Arbor Week! Look for activities in your hometown each Spring.