Plans For the Future
Our vision expresses what we aspire to be valued for and embodies our purpose.
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden envisions a world where society understands the interdependency between people and plants, and acts to preserve the natural world.
Our mission is what we do to achieve our vision.
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices.
- Secure the Conservation of California’s Native Plants
- Native Plants in Every Garden
- Ensure the Financial Stability of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Be the Center for California Native Horticulture and Ecological Education
- Be A Role Model for Sustainable Practice in California
- Make the Garden a Physical Expression of Our Mission While Respecting its Heritage
Strategic Plan 2011-2016
In 2011, Staff and Trustees at the Garden developed a Strategic Plan to set organizational goals and objectives of the day to day management activities of the Garden until 2016.
Seed the Future Campaign
Planting a seed is an act of optimism and faith in the future. Growing that seed provides a legacy of nurturing and serves to remind us of our obligation to future generations. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, dedicated to the study, display, and conservation of California’s native plants, is the steward of the gifts made by our founders. We now look to the future as we consider the seeds we sow.
Our Seed the Future capital campaign will raise much needed funds to help the Garden protect and preserve California’s native plants. Our precious native species are increasingly threatened by climate change, urban development, and invasive plants.
The Garden’s leadership are committed to the vision and spirit of our forward-thinking founders and have developed a thoughtful, well-designed plan for the improvement of the Garden to include:
- Renewed and expanded garden displays to inspire visitors
- Expanded research to address conservation threats
- An expanded endowment to support these efforts
SBBG Master Building Plan
Trustees of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden approved a Master Development Plan which will be our guide for the coming decades.
The following video provides an introduction to the new SBBG Master Building Plan and is narrated by SBBG Executive Director, Steve Windhager:
To learn more or to support the Campaign, please call the Development Dept. at (805) 690-1697