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!!
4/18/16 - Save the Date! Mother's Day Poppy Picnic -- 5/8
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The Garden is offering a poppy-themed picnic basket packed with gourmet delicacies and a keepsake flower. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/18/16 - Save the Date! SBBG Citizen Science Club -- 5/3
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Join us at Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens for our quarterly meetings showcasing our citizen science projects in our beautiful Blakesly Library meeting room. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/18/16 - Save the Date! SBBG New Volunteer Orientation -- 5/2
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Join SBBG staff for an introduction to the different ways you can get involved in Garden activities. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/18/16 - Save the Date! Cultivating the Wild: Native Gardens Tour -- 5/1
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The Garden turns 90 this year, and to help us celebrate we are inviting the community to join us for the Cultivating the Wild native gardens tour at our own new gardens. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden   Website
4/18/16 - Save the Date! Sunset in the Sandstones -- 4/23
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Experience the stunning beauty of our regional landscape, seen from the crags around La Cumbre Peak. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/18/16 - Save the Date! SBBG Free Senior's Day -- 4/18
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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. No reservations are required unless you have a group of 10 or more. Please call 805-682-4726, ext. 161 ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/18/16 - Save the Date! SBBG's Native Plant Week -- 4/18
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Subscribe to Garden E-notes to stay up to date on the special events for this week. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/18/16 - Save the Date! Introduction to California's Plant Families -- 4/22
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Learn the basic terminology of plant identification, and how to use the Jepson Manual to identify plants. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! Sunset in the Sandstones -- 4/23
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Experience the stunning beauty of our regional landscape, seen from the crags around La Cumbre Peak. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! SBBG Free Senior's Day -- 4/18
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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
4/4/16 - Save the Date! SBBG's Native Plant Week -- 4/16
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Subscribe to Garden E-notes to stay up to date on the special events for this week. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! Introduction to California's Plant Families -- 4/15
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Join Mary Carroll for this overview of common California plant families. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! Introduction to California Plant Families -- 4/15
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Join Mary Carroll for this overview of common California plant families. Learn the basic terminology of plant identification. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! Spring Morning Bird Walk -- 4/13
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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   Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! The Photographer's Eye: Revealing the Beauty of Native Plant Gardens -- 4/9
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Join us for this inspiring presentation of beautiful native plant gardens and get design tips from a garden photographer’s perspective. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! SBBG ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden -- 4/9
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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  Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! SBBG New Volunteer Orientation -- 4/4
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Volunteer orientations occur the first Monday of every month from 5:00-6:30pm. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! Spring Plant Sale - Grow Native! -- 4/4
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Come for easy shopping as the Garden’s courtyard is filled with a huge selection of manzanita, ceanothus, sage, and coral bells, to name just a few. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
4/4/16 - Save the Date! Painting the Natives -- 4/8
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Beginning and advance students are welcome; materials are provided. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
3/20/16 - Save the Date! The Photographer's Eye: Revealing the Beauty of Native Plant Gardens -- 4/9
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Join us for this inspiring presentation of beautiful native plant gardens and get design tips from a garden photographer’s perspective. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website



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