Your membership supports the Garden’s mission of conservation, education and scientific research and brings you exclusive Garden privileges.
As a member of the Garden, you receive free Garden entry 361 days a year and discounts to area nurseries throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria.
You also enjoy a variety of exclusive member events as well as advanced notification for classes, lectures, and plant sales.
Reciprocal Membership Benefits
Your Garden membership is your passport to America’s garden treasures - you will receive FREE or reduced admission to over 270 botanic gardens, arboreta, and conservatories worldwide!
List of reciprocal institutions
Benefits of Membership
Member Benefits include:
- Invitations to special Members-only events
- Generous year-round discounts in the Garden Growers Nursery and Garden Shop
- Advance registration and reduced fees on classes, field trips, and lectures
- An annual subscription to our quarterly newsletter: The Ironwood
The Garden offers a variety of membership options
Member Spotlight Stories
The Garden is pleased to celebrate our members with occasional Member Spotlights.
We hope you will enjoy getting to know some of our members and perhaps become inspired by their stories.
Support from corporate members helps The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden continue its diverse programs, while providing the company, and its employees with exclusive benefits and privileges.
This program is designed to enable businesses to demonstrate corporate philanthropy while achieving a broad range of marketing objectives. We work closely with corporations to create sponsorship strategies tailored to meet their needs.
"My memories of the Garden go back to the early '60s, when my parents brought me out to visit quite often. It seemed like a magical place to me, filled with redwood trees and wildflowers.
Now, 50 years later, the Garden is the place where i come to remember my parents.
The trees are a little taller now, and nature has brought changes both good and bad, but the Garden is still a magical place for me, a beautiful setting where the wildflowers still glow beneath the mountains, and the paths help me retreat into fond memories of an earlier, quieter time. It was my favorite place growing up in Santa Barbara.
It still is now. And it always will be."
"Our family has enjoyed the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for over 40 years. Early on we came with our small children who had a wonderful time playing in the creek below the rock crossing at the southern end of the canyon. They now come with our grandchildren. My parents, visiting from England, loved the Garden and added Ceanothus and other California natives to their garden when they got home. The canyon has always been a special place with the redwood grove, the sound of running water and a sense of quiet peace. May it last for another 85 years or more!"
Get inspired! Santa Barbara Public Gardens Activities in May
"Get inspired!" is the rallying cry heard from Santa Barbara's many public gardens, who have collaborated to offer special tours, free admission, lectures, and other activities in conjunction with not only National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 10, 2013, but also for the whole month of May at various locations in Santa Barbara County.
There’s So Much to Do and See for FREE in May!
As part of Santa Barbara Public Gardens Appreciation Month, the public is invited to attend a myriad of activities which encourage the community to explore the diverse gardens we are lucky to have in our county. There is something for everyone!
- Ten Garden Talks - learn about everything from Palm Trees to Bees!
- Admission to locations by downloading a coupon at Better Homes & Gardens
- Docent-led garden tours at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Old Mission Santa Barbara's Huerta Garden, Rancho La Patera & Stow House, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
- Rides on the historic Allan Herschell Carorsel (1916) in Chase Palm Park
- Special tours of Santa Barbara County Courthouse gardens and clock tower
- Experience SBCC's Lifescape Garden Family friendly activities such as story-time, craft projects, and other fun
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.