Visit our Western laboratory
We’re honored to have been a part of Western lives for more than a hundred years, and we welcome visitors to our headquarters in Menlo Park, California, every June for Sunset’s Celebration Weekend, a two-day festival that brings the magazine to life with celebrity chef demos, wine seminars, and samples from our favorite
artisanal food, wine, and beer producers. Tour our test kitchen, take a gander at our famous test garden, home to our resident
chicken coop and all the latest plants and projects we're evaluating for coverage in Sunset, and stroll the beautiful grounds.
Our historic buildings were designed in the early 1950s by Cliff May, known as the “father of the modern ranch house,” and his design is one of the first embodiments of California’s indoor-outdoor living style. The sprawling gardens have distinct areas representing the major climate zones of the West, from the deserts of Arizona to the cold, wet areas of the Northwest. Stop by for a self-guided tour on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.