Luther Burbank Gardens – Travel Photo Mondays
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For plant and flower lovers, a visit to the Luther Burbank gardens in Santa Rosa is wonderful place to enjoy some of his amazing flower and plant introductions to the plant world. Luther Burbank is one of the pre-eminent botanist, horticulturist and plant experimenters who introduced over 800 varieties of fruit, vegetables, flowers, and grains. He developed some amazing fruit, plant and flower specimens for the world to enjoy today. This includes popular fruits and plants which include: Santa Rosa plums and prunes, plumcots, Shasta daisies, and the thorn less blackberry.
The Luther Burbank gardens showcase many of his plant and flower introductions and includes a variety plant and flower species that grow very well in the Northern California landscape and throughout many regions of the world with similar micro-climates. One of the most colorful parts of the garden is the rose garden containing colorful displays of roses complete with white picket fences and arbors (Always a photo perfect moment). Close by is his home and greenhouse which is available to tour, but you do need to set up an appointment to tour the interiors.
The gardens include flower beds of his plant introductions, a section on various fruits and vegetables, a shade garden and an area of California natives. The walkways around the gardens are easy to navigate with brink or cement paving which is perfect for all age groups to explore the many different sections of garden rooms. Other garden areas to visit in his Santa Rosa garden include a medicinal garden, spineless cactus garden, edible landscape and a wildlife garden.
Close by to the Luther Burbank gardens is his real farm and experimental gardens in Sebastopol that are also worth visiting. The experimental garden showcases his introductions of fruit specimens that he planted and experimented with to develop specimens that would grow very well in a variety of environments and produce abundant and flavorful fruit, grains and vegetables.
The Luther Burbank garden in Santa Rosa and the experimental garden in Sebastopol are open to the public to visit. You can find out more information on the links below if you are interested in learning more about the gardens, doing a self tour or touring with a docent.
Luther Burbank, check out the main Santa Rosa website here
Luther Burbank farm in Sebastopol, check out the main website here
To learn more about Luther Burbank and his contributions to the plant world, check out his biography here.
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