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.
Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of our garden any workday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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. Please note that the gardens will close permanently on October 20, 2015 as we prepare for our headquarters' move to Oakland's Jack London Square and Sonoma's Cornerstone. The last self-guided tour of our gardens—designed for us by influential landscape architect Thomas Church—will be at 4 p.m. that Friday, with our doors closing to the public at 4:30 p.m.