Luther Burbank, flower delivery man.
Luther Burbank, flower delivery man.

Luther Burbank On A Bicycle

Field review by the editors.

Sebastopol, California

The world famous botanist Luther A. Burbank (1849-1926), who started his plant crossbreeding experiments in Santa Rosa, also had an 18 acre experimental farm in nearby Sebastopol, named Gold Ridge Farm. Today the remaining 3 acres is a historical attraction and museum open to the public.

Before you get to the farm, you might spy this sculpture of a man with an oil barrel head riding a bicycle, with a pot of flowers in the basket. That's Luther Burbank, or at least, Luther Burbank filtered through the creative scrap metal stylings of artist Patrick Amiot. The statue, erected in 2016, is intended to represent the bicycle-loving botanist and pay tribute to the volunteers at Burbank's experimental farm.

Luther Burbank On A Bicycle

7767-7779 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, CA
Corner of Bodega Ave and Gold Ridge Farm Rd. Near Luther Burbank Experiment Farm.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Amiot Beamer SculptureAmiot Beamer Sculpture, Sebastopol, CA - < 1 mi.
Frog Prince of Florence AvenueFrog Prince of Florence Avenue, Sebastopol, CA - < 1 mi.
Amiot's Junk Art CharactersAmiot's Junk Art Characters, Sebastopol, CA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Giant Ladderback Chair, Sebastopol, CA - 2 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in California

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in California.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Tail o' the Pup, West Hollywood, California (Jan 30-Feb 5, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings