Golden Shovel Ceremony & Celebration
After many years in the making, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is embarking on the next phase of our storied history.
March 17, 2014
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
We encourage members of the media to cover the “Golden Shovel Ceremony” celebrating the commencement of construction on the John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Center.
Please see details outlined below:
WHO: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Staff, Volunteers & Board of Trustees
WHAT: A Golden Shovel Ceremony & Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, March 20th at 2-4:00pm
~ on the Vernal Equinox/first day of Spring
WHERE: 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
~ at construction site on EAST side of Mission Canyon Road
WHY: To celebrate the beginning of construction of the Garden's new Gold LEED-rated building including photo-op with VIPs. Cake, champagne and live entertainment will be provided.
The media is welcome to attend this event and advance RSVP is requested, if possible, due to our capacity and parking restrictions. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is located at 1212 Mission Canyon Road in Santa Barbara. Attendance is limited by our Conditional Use Permit and only 205 people can be allowed into the Garden at one time.
To arrange an interview, request high-resolution photos and architectural renderings, or broadcast quality B-roll, please contact Joni Kelly, Communications Manager.
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About the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden:
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a 78-acre educational and scientific institution fostering the conservation of California’s native plants and serves as a role model for sustainable practice in Santa Barbara, California. The Garden was founded in 1926 and is among the nation’s oldest botanic gardens focused exclusively on native plants.
To arrange an interview or to request high-resolution photos, please contact:
SBBG Communications Coordinator
(805) 682-4726 ext. 132