Conservation & Research
The goal of research and conservation at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is to assist in a collective effort to understand and conserve plant diversity.
In that endeavor, Garden staff conducts original, science-based research, which addresses specific issues related to understanding the extent and importance of plant diversity, and works to conserve such diversity for future generations.
Garden research and conservation efforts focus on California’s central coast region, from Monterey south to Ventura counties, including the California Channel Islands.
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.