Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

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Fountain at the entrance

Downtown Santa Rosa there´s the home and gardens of Luther Burbank who was a great scientific of the late XIX century and who developed about 800 new species of plants and fruits.

The ideal season to go there for a visit is on the spring or summer because when i went everything was kind of gray, brown and pale, most of the trees didn´t have leaves and the roses where just in sticks, so... there weren´t much flowers, eventhough it was very interesting and educational to learn about this important person of the USA because i never heard about him before.

There are nice cactus and a lot of home garden plants of the begining of XX century, home gardens usually had some plants of legumes, vegetables and medicinal herbs.

A cute young cat joined me in my journey i don´t know where he came from but was very friendly and he let me cuddle him.

During winter you can not go inside the house of Luther Burbank, which looks very nice from the outside. So, the tours seem to be much more interesting during summer but as I stayed in Santa Rosa the visit was worthed.

The entrance fee was $0 but for the summer i think you will have to pay.

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Fountain at the entrance
Fountain at the entrance
The evidence!
The evidence!
Tulip sun clock
Tulip sun clock
My steps in the garden
My steps in the garden
Beautiful cactus and fruit
Beautiful cactus and fruit
Cactus info
Cactus info
This was one of the varieties that…
This was one of the varieties tha…
Lovely cactus
Lovely cactus
No me olvides
No me olvides
Fleur du pensée
Fleur du pensée
In english i don´t know
In english i don´t know
The only flowers in the winter
The only flowers in the winter
Bench made of a Lebanon tree
Bench made of a Lebanon tree
Board about the bench
Board about the bench
Burbank´s house
Burbank´s house
I can´t fly as Buski so i run
I can´t fly as Buski so i run
Another flower
Another flower
You can visit the house only durin…
You can visit the house only duri…
Cute gatito
Cute gatito
Rubbing his neck on the branches
Rubbing his neck on the branches
Thornless cactus, one of Burbank´…
Thornless cactus, one of Burbank…
I can eat it this spinesless cactus
I can eat it this spinesless cactus
Caty following Katty
Caty following Katty
Burbank´s life info
Burbank´s life info
When he met with Ford and Thomas E…
When he met with Ford and Thomas …
Fruits and legumes he created
Fruits and legumes he created
Flowers and plants he created
Flowers and plants he created
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