Mission Statement: To conserve California native plants and habitats for the health and well-being of people and the planet.
As the first botanic garden to focus exclusively on native plants, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has dedicated nearly a century of work to better understand the relationship between plants and people. Growing from 13 acres in 1926 to today’s 78 acres, the grounds now include more than 5 miles of walking trails, an herbarium, seed bank, research labs, library, and a public native plant nursery. Amid the serene beauty of the Garden, teams of scientists, educators, and horticulturists remain committed to the original spirit of the organization’s founders – conserve CA native plants and habitats to ensure they can be enjoyed for generations to come.
The garden is open to the public daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers a members-only hour 9-10 a.m. For more information, visit sbbg.org.