Visit Sunset's gardens

See what's blooming here in spring, then visit our grounds in person

'Blue Ribbon' Dutch iris
Kimberley Burch

Sunset's headquarters: A lab for Western gardening

Welcome to Sunset's gardens in Menlo Park, CA. The grounds here are part of our lab for Western living, where editors and staff test their ideas.

The garden was originally designed by Thomas Church, the dean of Western landscape architects. A 2000 renovation by Chris Jacobson and Beverly Sarjeant added a fresh new look but kept much of the original border, with distinct areas representing the major climate zones of the West.

Here, 'Blue Ribbon' Dutch iris and pheasant’s-tail grass (Stipa arundinacea) frame the view.

Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of our garden any workday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m, and during our annual Celebration Weekend backyard bash. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead for reservations at (650) 321-3600 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Location: 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA.

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