Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

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Luther Burbank House and Garden
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Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
Luther Burbank Home and Gardens is located in California
Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
Location 200 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, California
Coordinates 38°26′10″N 122°42′42″W / 38.43611°N 122.71167°W / 38.43611; -122.71167Coordinates: 38°26′10″N 122°42′42″W / 38.43611°N 122.71167°W / 38.43611; -122.71167
Built 1875
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 66000241
CHISL # 234
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHL June 19, 1964[3]
Designated CHISL 1935[1]

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens (1 acre) is a city park containing the former home, greenhouse, gardens, and grave of noted American horticulturist Luther Burbank (1849-1926). It is located at the intersection of Santa Rosa Avenue and Sonoma Avenue in Santa Rosa, California, in the United States. The park is open daily without charge; a fee is charged for guided tours. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark as well as a California Historical Landmark (#234).

Burbank lived in Santa Rosa for more than 50 years, and performed the bulk of his life's work at this location. From 1884 to 1906 he lived in this park's Greek Revival house; he then moved across Tupper street to a house that no longer exists.[4] After Burbank's death in 1926, his widow Elizabeth moved back to the house, where she remained until her death in 1977.

The gardens include many of Burbank's horticultural introductions, with collections of cactus, fruit trees, ornamental grasses, medicinal herbs, roses, and walnuts. Most plants are labeled with botanic and common names. The garden's greenhouse was designed and built by Burbank in 1889; Burbank's grave is nearby.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964.[3][5]

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  1. ^ "Luther Burbank Home and Gardens". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Luther Burbank House and Garden". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  4. ^ Jeff Elliott. "Burbank's Lost House". Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  5. ^ Cecil McKithan (1977-10-17) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Luther Burbank House and Garden, National Park Service and Accompanying six photos, undated and from 1977

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