A registered historic landmark. Free and open Wednesdays, ask a volunteer for access.

Learn more about the history of the cottage located at the farm

The cottage at the Experiment Farm was originally considered the ‘foreman’s dwelling’ during Luther Burbank’s ownership. While the original structure was destroyed in the 1906 Earthquake, a new cottage was built sometime between 1907 and 1910, and is now restored and preserved on the National Register of Historic Places.

At the cottage, you will find significant photos of Luther Burbank and his farm, excerpts from his notebooks, and books dedicated to Burbank’s life and experiments. Along one wall is a large-scale map of the original farm, showing the distinctive north-south rows of plants. Many of the plants in the map are identified by a code that Burbank used for security, protecting his work and securing his legacy.

The Cottage is open on Wednesday mornings and during special events — ask any available volunteers for access.

The Cottage Farm Gift Shop has a variety of items related to Luther Burbank including books, artisanal jams made with fruit from the Farm, greeting cards by local artists featuring botanical designs, as well as t-shirts, tote bags, aprons, and dish towels with Burbank prints.

More about the restoration efforts for the farm and cottage