Media Coverage

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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Conservation Center with mountain background

Native Plants Get New Home

June 2, 2016

SB Seasons inside look at the new Pritzlaff Conservation Center

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Jelly Bean Yellow Monkey Flower photo by Tom Hilton

Making Gardens Beautiful and Water-Wise

May 26, 2016
For many of us, gardens are places of sweet relief that relax worn eyes, stretch out cramped limbs, and unwind taut brains with their color and tranquility. But gardens need water, and water, as Santa Barbarans are well aware, is an increasingly expensive and scarce resource.

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