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Free Admission to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

September 17, 2014

On Saturday, September 27th The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will open its doors, free of charge, to visitors with a Museum Day Live ticket.  This annual event allows visitors to access over 1000 museums nationwide in the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day. 

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Courtyard at Botanic Garden during fall plant sale

Fall Native Plant Sale

September 4, 2014

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Fall Native Plant Sale begins the last weekend of September, the perfect time to replace drought stricken lawns and gardens with native plants. Throughout October, speakers, classes, and informational workshops will provide resources to make your home gardens thrive.

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The Buzz about Pollinators from Farms to Wildlands

September 2, 2014

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award, Dr. Claire Kremen

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California Naturalist Program Begins 10-Week Training Session

August 12, 2014

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is proud to announce that enrollment is now open for its next 10-week California Naturalist Program.  The class starts on October 1st and continues through December 10th,   2014.  A free Open House will be held on September 3 in the Garden for anyone interested in the program.

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image of California native plant home garden (hummingbird sage) ~ photo by Lawrence Wallin, courtesy

Drought Tolerant -AND- Beautiful

May 23, 2014

Did you know that native plant gardens have been shown to use 83% less water than traditional gardens?

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