Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA  93105
(805) 682-4726 (Phone)   |   (805) 563-0352 (Fax)
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Year Founded:
    1926

Description:
   The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is an educational and scientific institution, fostering stewardship of the natural world through inspired learning, rigorous scholarship, and premier displays.
    Located on 78 acres in the foothills just above the city, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden features exquisite exhibits of California native plants displayed in beautiful landscaped settings. Walk along a meadow, through a canyon and redwood forest, across a historic dam, and along ridge tops that offer sweeping views of the Channel Islands.
    The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in California dedicated to the study, conservation, and display of native flora.

Museum Category:
    Botanical

Business Categories:
    Botanic Garden,    Museums/Attractions/Historic,

Business Hours:
    Open Daily: March - October 9 AM -6PM; November - February 9AM-5PM; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year's Day

Admission Pricing:
    $8 adults; $6 senior, teens 13-17, full time students, and active military with ID; $4 children 2-12; children under 2 free

Payment Accepted:
    Cash,   Check,   MasterCard,   Visa,  

Admittance:
    During normal business hours

Location Type:
    Botanic Garden

Languages Spoken:
    English,  

Legal Entity:
    Non Profit - 501(c)(3)

Indoor/Outdoor:
    Outdoor Location

Parking On-Site?
    Yes  

Handicapped Accessible?
    Yes

Smoking?
    NOT Permitted

Cell Phones?
    Permitted

Cameras/Recording Equip.?
    Some restrictions

Pets Allowed?
    Yes

Gift Certificates?
    Available for Sale

Classes Offered?
    Yes.


 Recent News & Buzz!!
8/31/16 - Enjoy a Tranquil Afternoon in the SBBG Tea House
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Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden. Trained Teahouse volunteers are available to share their skills and answer questions about the rich traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony.... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - ShinKanAn Teahouse  Email   Website
8/24/16 - Join Robert Kourik as he explains the relationship between native plants and beneficial fungi!
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Learn all about the amazing beneficial fungi that promote the healthiest roots of native and ornamental plants. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
8/10/16 - Create your own Flat Stanley and explore the Botanic Garden at this month's Family Exploration!
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You and your family are invited to take pictures, touch, listen, see, feel, and discover with the help of our expert guides. In this month's exploration Flat Stanley will join us on a photo safari through the Garden. Color and cut out your own flat friend at the beginning of the walk and photograph him or her adventuring around the Garden. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
8/10/16 - Seniors Enter the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens for free Monday, August 15th!
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Garden sponsor Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels is pleased to offer another round of free admission days to seniors 60 years of age and better. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
8/10/16 - Bring your Dog and get in Free at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden!
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In honor of National Dog Day the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to offer a special invitation for the community to bring their four-legged friends to the Garden. Garden visitors will receive one free admission per leashed dog to enjoy a number of exciting doggie activities. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
8/10/16 - Enjoy a Tranquil Afternoon in the SBBG Tea House
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Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden. Trained Teahouse volunteers are available to share their skills and answer questions about the rich traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony. Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - ShinKanAn Teahouse  Email   Website
8/3/16 - Bring your Dog and get in Free at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden!
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In honor of National Dog Day the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to offer a special invitation for the community to bring their four-legged friends to the Garden. Garden visitors will receive one free admission per leashed dog to enjoy a number of exciting doggie activities. Garden members are always free! ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
8/3/16 - Enjoy a Tranquil Afternoon in the SBBG Tea House
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Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden. Trained Teahouse volunteers are available to share their skills and answer questions about the rich traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - ShinKanAn Teahouse  Email   Website
7/28/16 - Save the Date! Trails 'n' Tails -- 8/13
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We have some new features at this yearís Trails n Tails including the Pet Costume Parade. Dog lovers of all ages enjoy this perfect day for dogs at the Garden. ... You donít have to join in the Smooch a Pooch booth, just bring your dog to the annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Trails Ďní Tails celebration, Saturday, August 13, 9am Ė 3pm and get in free. Leashed dogs are always welcome at the Garden, but in honor of National Dog Day the Garden throws a big party to celebrate our canine friends. Each leashed dog gets one person in for free! Dog-centric activities will include:   Email   Website
7/20/16 - Learn what CA Native Plants work best for your garden and how to maintain them throughout the year
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Learn about the cultivation and installation of the best of the native California flora from expert Garden horticulturist Bruce Reed. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
7/13/16 - Join the California Native Plant Society as they discuss Champion Trees!
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Join the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter for their monthly meeting at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden! This month, the CNPS is pleased to welcome PHD student, Natalie Rossington, for her discussion on what makes a tree a champion, the goals of the California Big Tree Project, and some champions you can see right here in the tri-county area.
Optional walk to the Garden's Champion Island Oak begins at 6:30pm followed by general announcements at 7pm and lecture at 7:30pm. Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
7/13/16 - Learn more about California Rare Plants at this month's SBBG Summer Sips!
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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Summer Sips: Wine & Cheese Lecture Series is bringing together the local community for talks about rare plants. The lecture begins with delicious appetizers, a wine tasting, and conversation with one of our local sponsoring vintners in the Gardenís Courtyard. Afterwards, enjoy a presentation focused on the many reasons that we care about rare plants, including biological, social, and cultural reasons.
This event's wine will be provided by Derby Wine Estates and food by Whole Foods. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
7/6/16 - 6th Annual SBBG Summer Sips Wine and Lecture Series
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Join the Garden for the third class of their five part wine and lecture series, Summer Sips: Wine and Cheese. This month Dr. Heather Snider will be discussing the importance of rare plants. Each lecture begins with delicious appetizers, a wine tasting, and conversation with one of our local sponsoring vintners in the Gardenís Courtyard.
This event's wine will be provided by Derby Wine Estates and food by Whole Foods. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
7/6/16 - SBBG Members are invited to create and designed their own dish garden!
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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Members are invited to learn how to make their very own dish garden. Members will get to choose their own native plant palette and design the layout. All materials are provided. Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
6/22/16 - Seniors Enter the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens for free Monday, June 27th!
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Garden sponsor Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels is pleased to offer another round of free admission days to seniors 60 years of age and better. We hope to see you next Monday, June 27th! ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
6/15/16 - Discover the many uses of some of California's native plants
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Join the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on a morning walk that will cover folk, magical, medicinal, and culinary uses of herbs, trees, and shrubs that grow in our own backyard. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
6/7/16 - Seniors Enter the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens for free Monday, June 20th!
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Seniors 60 years of age or better will receive free admission to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden all day on June 20th ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
6/7/16 - Discover the galactic importance of positive plant interactions!
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In this Star-Wars themed talk, Dr. Christopher Lortie discusses how positive plant interactions have become a pivotal concept in better understanding the dynamics of natural communities. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
6/7/16 - Discover the many uses of herbs, trees, and shrubs that grow in our own backyard!
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Come explore the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, move your body, breathe, and reconnect with nature. During this morning walk, you will learn about the folk, magical, medicinal, and culinary uses of herbs, trees, and shrubs that grow in our own backyard. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
6/7/16 - Learn about the diverse birds of Mission Canyon
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Join experienced naturalist Rebecca Fagan Coulter as she looks and listens for the diverse and beautiful birds of Mission Canyon. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden   Email   Website



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