By Lynne Tucker

Only in California
All the plants in their gardens grow naturally in California, and we’re not brought there by European settlers. One third of California’s native plants grow nowhere else on Earth.

Founded in 1926, the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden is dedicated to the conservation of California native plants. With sweeping views from Santa Ynez Mountains to the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, the Garden’s renowned landscapes show California’ native plant diversity. Their 78 acres encompass a variety of cultivated displays, as well as natural stands of chaparral, coast live oak and riparian woodlands.

Garden Hours
9 am to 6 pm  March – October
9 am to 5 pm  November – February
Garden Shop & Nursery
9 am to 6 pm  March – October
9 am to 5 pm  November – February
Blaksley Library: By appointment. Please contact the Information Resource Steward
Herbarium:         Monday – Friday 9 am to 4 pm by appointment, please contact the Herbarium Curator

$14.00 Adults
$12.00 Seniors (ages 60+)
$10.00 Students (with student I.D.)
$8.00 Children 3 – 17, and retired military with ID
Admission is free for the following:
Children ages 2 & under
Active military personnel with military ID
Garden members with valid membership card
Dogs on leash!
Group Rates
For parties of 10 or more, please complete the Self-Guided Visit form.
Parking Is Free

For more I formation visit their website

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Lynne Tucker is a Travel Writer and Photojournalist based in Palm Desert