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Please review our recent press releases:

Volunteers Needed to Track Effects of Climate on Plant Life Cycle

January 28, 2015

WHO: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the California Phenology Project

WHAT: Citizen Scientists Training for national climate change tracking project

WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 1:00pm-5:00pm

WHERE: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden


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Seed the Future Campaign Exceeds Goal

January 27, 2015

Santa Barbara, CA –January 27, 2015

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to announce that the Seed the Future Comprehensive Campaign exceeded its goal and raised $14,944,536.  These funds are already being used to expand and renovate gardens; enrich work in conservation and education with new, modern facilities; and increase the Garden’s long-term sustainability.


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bird on branch with ornament

Holiday Marketplace at the Garden Keeps Nature in the Season

October 29, 2014

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Holiday Marketplace, generously sponsored by Perry Ford of Santa Barbara, is on November 22 and 23, from 10am to 4pm. Shop, explore and discover in the Garden’s beautiful natural setting: shop surrounded by 78 acres of California native plants; explore handcrafted gifts from over 30 artisans; discover the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list.

This year’s Holiday Marketplace features

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Jim and Kathie McClure hippie Halloween costumes

An Unlikely Fundraising Team

October 22, 2014

This Halloween, the Garden will wrap up the Community Gifts portion of their multi-year comprehensive Seed the Future campaign. At least one of these volunteers counts a Halloween party three years ago as part of her journey back to the heart of the Garden.

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Butterfly at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

$100,000 Challenge Gift

September 18, 2014

The Mericos Foundation has awarded the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden a matching gift of $100,000 to inspire community giving for the last phase of the comprehensive Seed the Future campaign.

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