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!!
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
6/1/16 - Volunteer at one of the most beautiful places in Santa Barbara!
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Join Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 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  Email   Website
6/1/16 - Learn the basics in botanical watercolors from professional botanical illustrator, Linda Ann Vorobik
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Through demonstrations and lectures, Linda introduces participants to watercolor as used for painting plants ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
5/10/16 - Learn how CA native plants can help your vegetable gardens and orchards at this month's CNPS Meeting
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Join the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter for their monthly meeting at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden! Garden Education Director, Frederique Lavoipierre, will be discussing native plants as the best companions to our vegetable gardens and orchards. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Email   Website
5/10/16 - Learn about our region's birds at this month's Morning Bird Walk at the SB Botanic Garden!
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Join experienced naturalist, Jared Dawson, as he 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
5/10/16 - Discover the art of Bonsai & Japanese Culture at the annual Bonsai Festival at the SB Botanic Garden
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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, in conjunction with the Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara, is pleased to present a weekend of bonsai and Japanese cultural activities showcasing an internationally popular horticultural art form.
Club members will be selling trained and untrained trees, bonsai pots, and other related items. The Botanic Gardenís Garden Growers Nursery will offer plants suitable for bonsai. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ... Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Website
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



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