Giving to the Garden is an investment in a more sustainable, impactful Garden for the future. The need to protect and preserve California's native plants grows more urgent each year - among the 6,500 different kinds of plants native to California, 30% are threatened with extinction in the next 50 years. Preparing the Garden to meet greater needs in conservation and education is a priority now. Thank you for giving to the Garden today.

*As our current webform may not include all of the personal information you may wish to add to your contribution message, please call (805) 682-4726 ext. 110 with this information.
Our Development Department staff are happy to process your donation personally.

Donate by December 31 and your gift will be doubled!

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Good News! The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 allows taxpayers over 70 1/2 years of age to make donations directly from an IRA and not be taxed on the amounts—up to $100,000. In order to complete an IRA Charitable Rollover for 2015, please contact your IRA provider for detailed instructions. Such transactions usually take a few weeks, but the provider should be able to fast-track this transaction because Congress and the President acted late this year.


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.