Research at SBBG
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is dedicated to the goal of “securing the conservation of California’s native plants.”
To this end, our research programs create new understandings and encourage the dissemination of knowledge of our native flora in support of assuring its future.
Inventory and monitoring programs are the basis of understanding threats to
Rare Plant Monitoring and Research
Improved ecological understanding of threatened species is often required to establish successful recovery programs.
Garden research programs have determined life history parameters and ecological requirements of several species, including
Long-term population monitoring protocols have been established for San Clemente Island bush mallow (Malacothamnus clementinus) and San Clemente Island indian paintbrush (Castilleja grisea) as part of an effort to determine conservation status of these federally listed species.
The Garden’s herbarium houses over 150,000 specimens of
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.