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Luther Burbank Gardens, Travel Photo Mondays

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Luther Burbank Gardens  – Travel Photo Mondays

It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing beautiful imagery and personal story telling. You can also check us out on Twitter for Travel Photo Mondays at #tpMondays for more updates and submissions for the day.

 

Luther Burbank Gardens, Travel Photo Mondays

Luther Burbank Gardens, Travel Photo Mondays

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.

 

Annuals in bloom at Luther Burbank Gardens

Annuals in bloom at Luther Burbank Gardens

 

 

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.

 

Luther Burbank Gardens and home

Luther Burbank Gardens and home

 

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.

 

 

Luther Burbank Gardens, the rose garden

Luther Burbank Gardens, the rose garden

 

 

 

 

 

Luther Burbank Gardens, the rose garden

Luther Burbank Gardens, the rose garden

 

 

 

 

Luther Burbank Gardens and private home

Luther Burbank Gardens and private home

 

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.

Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Luther Burbank Gardens for Travel Photo Mondays, please visit the rest of the bloggers below to see more stunning places around the world this Monday.

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18 Responses to Luther Burbank Gardens, Travel Photo Mondays

  1. Linda ~ Journey Jottings July 15, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    It’s always a pleasure scrolling through your beautiful photographs Noel 🙂

  2. Corinne July 15, 2014 at 3:58 am #

    Noel, I always love your flower photos. Sorry I’m late this week, but I’m traveling…

  3. Neva @ Retire for the Fun of it July 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    I’m a flower garden lover and these are amazing photos of a place that I could hours walking through.

  4. Sand In My Suitcase July 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Such gorgeous gardens! And your photos are so rosy :-).

  5. Michele Peterson July 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    What a summery post! I love that close-up shot of Luther Burbank Gardens..it’s so hard to take photos of roses ( at least for me!).

  6. anna parker July 14, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    It really looked like you visited here at exactly the right moment for such a lot of colour. Whenever I have flowers I always try to take photos like these, but never seem to get the colour so well – gorgeous photos!

  7. A Cook Not Mad (Nat) July 14, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Nice post, you really captured those variegated roses, wow!

  8. Patti July 14, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    We toured the home and gardens of Luther Burbank, he has an interesting story and his gardens are beautiful. I came to know Luther Burbank’s story because for 5 years I worked for a 1-school school district in San Jose, by the name of Luther Burbank School District. It was, obviously, name after him. Photos are love and you definitely captured the essence of the gardens/home.

  9. santafetraveler July 14, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    The Luther Burbank gardens are stunning- I’m a real garden fan. As usual, great photos.

  10. Cacinda Maloney July 14, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    I love photos of flowers! Gorgeous photos!

  11. Betts Wuebker July 14, 2014 at 6:14 am #

    Such marvelous lighting in your photos, I’m envious! Santa Rosa is such a wonderful world, and these gardens are part of the pull.

  12. jesh StG July 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    Wow, that looks like a beautiful place to visit – never enough flowers for me! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} July 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    What an amazingly beautiful garden! I am very excited that you posted this as I will be heading to Santa Rosa in just few hours. You have already given me so many good ideas for the area, I will have to see if I can squeeze the Luther Burbank gardens in, too.

  14. muzachan July 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Beautiful garden 🙂

  15. Lory at Designthusiasm July 13, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Wonderful photos of a lovely garden. The fifth photo is drop dead gorgeous. May I pin it?

    • Noel July 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

      Yes, please do, thanks

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