Recent News

image of native Ceanothus growing in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, photo by Alan Weisskopf

Op-Ed: California Native Plants and Drought

January 30, 2014

By Dr. Steve Windhager, "In response to recent news of our state’s drought emergency declaration, I would like to offer our community some water- (and cost-) saving advice."

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image of Young artists at the Garden with art instructor Laura Denny, showing their contributions to the Native Plant Alphabet Mural.

Annual Fund Challenge 2013

December 2, 2013

Go Native and give to the Garden's ANNUAL FUND today!

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image of the 2013 SBBG Fall Plant Sale banner at the Garden entrance

Annual Fall Plant Sale

September 30, 2013

October 5 to November 3, 2013
The largest selection of California native plants for your garden between Los Angeles and San Francisco. See you there!

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image of SBBG Vote Now banner with CAM logo for Ignite Mini-grant program by the Green Museums Initiative

IGNITE! Mini-grant

August 9, 2013

Thank you for your votes - SBBG is the official IGNITE! Mini-grant Award Winner! This grant will support the Garden's "Native Habitat Buffers as Models of Agricultural Sustainability" project.

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Red Flag Warning: June 29, 2013

June 29, 2013

The Garden will be temporarily closed to visitors for the duration of the Red Flag Warning:
From 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 29 to 10:00 am on Sunday, June 30

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