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Luther Burbank Home & Garden

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Luther Burbank Home & Garden

The Burbank Home is a modified Greek Revival house occupied by Luther Burbank from 1884 to 1906. He had another home built across Tupper Street in 1906, which was removed in the late 1960s for other development. After Burbank's death in 1926, the new occupants made several additions and improvements to the structure, whose tastes are now reflected in the structures' present appearance and furnishings.

The Carriage House was originally a place to store carriages and horse tack, and was renovated in 1986 as a museum. The building accommodates exhibits relating to Luther Burbank's life and work, a gift shop, and the tour registration desk. An original cupola atop the building was replicated in 1989.

Designed and built by Luther Burbank in 1889, the Greenhouse provides changing exhibits, and includes a replica of his office which contains many of his tools.

Docent-led tours begin every half-hour with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m. The tour includes a brief description of Luther Burbank's life, an overview of his best-known plant developments, a look inside his greenhouse, and a walk through the Burbank home with its original furnishings and memorabilia. A small admission fee is charged for the tour.

Time Period Represented: Early 20th century

Hours Open: 10:00am - 4:00 pm

Visitor Fees: General Admission: free

Seasons Open: April-October

For More Information, Contact:

Luther Burbank Home & Garden

www.lutherburbank.org
P.O. Box 1678, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
(707) 524-5445

RB wrote on January 27, 2010: Burbank's wife, Elizabeth, moved into the house in 1927 after her husband died. She lived there until her death in 1977. After her death, the house was opened as a museum without any major changes to the contents or furnishings. Visitors will see Burbank's "Wells Fargo"-style desk, his library, and awards as well as original artwork and period photographs. It is rare that someone enters the house without a gasp of pleasure at what they see. Let's not forget the outstanding acre and 1/2 of gardens which include Burbank's creations, unusual plants, low water use plants, and California natives.

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic Society.

Longitude: -122.712296000
Latitude: 38.436659000
Elevation: 164 FT (50 M)
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