SBBG Temporarily Closed Due to Red Flag Warning

In Compliance with their Conditional Use Permit, the Garden Must Inform the Community of Status

June 28, 2013

Santa Barbara, CA

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will be closed to general visitation on Saturday, June 29 beginning at 3:00 pm due to a Red Flag Warning of High Fire Danger issued by the National Weather Service for parts of Santa Barbara County. The Garden is closing to general visitation in order to reduce traffic in the Canyon. In compliance with the Garden’s Conditional Use Permit (CUP) with the County of Santa Barbara, we are obligated to inform the public in the event of any facility closures due to Red Flag Warning conditions. Red Flag conditions typically only last one day, though they can be extended to several days, depending upon weather conditions. 

The Garden will be TEMPORARILY closed and will RE-OPEN immediately upon the cancellation of this warning, currently expected to be at 10:00 am on Sunday, June 30. The Garden will again be open to the public at that time. Should any changes to this warning be issued, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will provide clarification on our website ( and answer any questions via our main phone line. Please contact the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden at (805) 682-4726 before visiting.

This closure also applies to lectures such as the Isabelle Greene lecture, originally scheduled for 3pm on June 29, which will now be held on July 6th from 3-5pm.

We sincerely regret any difficulty this poses to the members and the general public who will be inconvenienced by this closure. 

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Steve Windhager at (805) 690-1123

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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