AAA Editor Notes
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens is at the corner of Santa Rosa and Sonoma aves. Docent-led tours describe the life and work of the horticulturist who introduced more than 800 varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and ornamental flowers, including the Santa Rosa plum and the Shasta daisy. Examples of roses, fruit trees and other plants developed by Burbank are featured on the grounds. The 19th-century house, greenhouse and carriage house museum contain original furnishings and changing exhibits.
One star-studded photograph shows Burbank with Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison and other famous visitors following appearances at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.