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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a private, non-profit, research, conservation and education institution offering enriching experiences to the public.

image of SBBG 'Donate Now' buttonContributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations are essential to support our core operations, and to build and maintain our outstanding collections and unique California-native garden displays.

You can help us achieve our current goals with your gifts:

Annual Giving

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Special Projects

  • Campbell Bridge - the bridge spanned Mission Creek and burned in the Jesusita Fire. It was a critical crossing enabling visitors to make a loop through the canyon rather than retrace steps or cross over uneven boulders.  The Garden raised $100,000 needed to replace this bridge.  Construction began in December 2012 and was completed in February, 2013.
  • Replace Server & computer stations - the Garden struggles to stay current with computer equipment. Currently the Garden's server is in danger of crashing and needs to be replaced. Additionally, a number of staff are using computers that are greater than 5 years old. These computers will not permit access to many of the programs and databases we use today and thus limit and hinder staff ability to achieve our mission. We estimate $20,000 needed to replace the server and upgrade enough computer stations to bring the Garden's computer system up to today's needs.
  • Renovate public restroom to ADA compliance - the Garden has devised a cost effective means to provide handicap accessible restrooms, an item in high demand and unavailable in over 85 years of service to the public. We will convert half of the men's restroom into a family facility that is handicap accessible for a cost of $15,000.
  • Seed the Future- the Garden has embarked on a decades-long endeavor to expand and improve our facilities, improve our Garden displays, and enhance our endowment.
    Learn more about the Garden's $14 million "Seed the Future" comprehensive campaign

Annual Fund

Your gift to the Annual Fund helps sustain our beautiful Garden and fulfill our goal of excellence in horticultural displays, educational programs, community outreach, vital research and conservation. Monetary gifts of are among the most valuable forms of support for the Garden because they are immediately available, are often unrestricted, and give us the flexibility to meet our most pressing needs. Learn more about Annual Fund Giving

In-Kind Gifts

Gifts of goods and services help support our horticulture, education, and research efforts and may provide you with a charitable gift deduction. Contact us for more information on these giving opportunities.

Shop AmazonSmile

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is enrolled in the Amazon Smile program

This program gives you a simple and automatic way to support SBBG and California's native plants every time you shop! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Garden.

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Confidentiality Statement

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our donors. We value the trust you place in us by giving to our institution and take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard the integrity of the information you provide us.

Our Use of Personal Information

From time to time, Garden staff will request you provide personal information to us. This information includes, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This information is considered private and is used for internal purposes only. We restrict access to your personal information to those employees who process your donation and provide you with our services. All employees sign a confidentiality statement as a condition of their employment. Under no circumstances will we share, loan, barter, or sell information about you to any third party. If you authorize us in writing to provide your information to a trusted third party such as your accountant or attorney, we will oblige. Lastly, there may be times we disclose information because we are legally required to do so pursuant to a subpoena or court order.

Fall Wine Raffle: November 23, 2014

image of wine bottle with Agave plant at SBBG, photo by Virginia O'ConnorWin Fabulous Wines - Buy your raffle tickets now!

Drawing to be held on Sunday, November 23 at the Garden's annual Holiday Marketplace.

  • Purchase tickets for your chance to win terrific prizes, and support the Garden! 
  • Tickets cost $20 each or $50 for 3 tickets and are on sale at the Garden Gift Shop -or- by phone at (805) 682-4726, ext. 102
  • Winner need not be present to win, but must pick up prize at the Garden

Take a look at the wines you can win

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