Media Coverage

Portrait of J. R. Haller

John Robert (J.R., Bob) Haller 1930 - 2016

August 25, 2016

John Robert (Bob) Haller, renowned California botanist, inspirational teacher, and mentor to so many, died on August 17, 2016, at home in Goleta, California.

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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Executive Director Steve Windhager outside of the the new Pritzlaff Conservation Center by Paul Wellman, Santa Barbara Independent

The S.B. Questionnaire: Steve Windhager

August 15, 2016
Roger Durling poses twenty questions to SBBG Executive Director Steve Windhager.

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Pritzlaff Conservation Center ribbon cutting celebration © Veils & Tails Photography 2016

New Conservation Center Opens at the Botanic Gardens

July 13, 2016

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Heather Schneider

The Plant Rescuer

July 2, 2016

Home to more species of native plants than any other state in the nation, California has it covered when it comes to plant diversity.

The California Floristic Province, which encompasses most of the state along with small portions of Baja, Nevada and Oregon, is considered to be one of the world’s hot spots for biodiversity. From the heart of its searing deserts to the alpine reaches of its towering mountains, the Golden State is believed to have more than 6,500 species, subspecies and varieties of native plants.

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