Garden Growers Nursery

Looking to buy native California plants?

The Garden Growers Nursery at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is the best place to find garden-friendly California native plants for your garden.

Garden Growers Nursery Hours:

March – October 10 am – 5:30 pm
Nov – February 10 am – 4:30 pm

Visit the Garden Growers Nursery

We are open 7 days a week, during regular Garden Shop hours, 361 days a year!
Additionally, we offer two HUGE plant sales annually, the Fall Native Plant Sale in October and the Spring Native Plant Sale in April, featuring the very best selection of California native plants on the Central Coast.

The Garden Growers Nursery offers hard to find plants rarely grown by other nurseries.
You will find the Garden's own selection of SBBG cultivars (such as Iris 'Canyon Snow' or Verbena 'De La Mina'), a variety of annuals,  a selection of interesting perennials in small pots, and specimen plants in large pots.  

Beautiful garden accents and gift items are also available: dish gardens, hummingbird feeders, birdhouses, ceramic pots and more. 

Our Garden Growers Volunteers are on hand to assist visitors from 10 am to 3 pm. Plants may be purchased on a self-serve basis through the Garden Shop when volunteers are not available.

All Garden Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases and all proceeds go directly to support Garden programs.

References and Plant lists for Your Native Garden

If you have general questions, please contact the Garden Growers Nursery Manager, or phone (805) 682-4726 x 114

Download the most recent SBBG Garden Growers Nursery plant availability list

Download native plant lists for gardens featured in the 2014 Native Gardens Tour

The 21st Annual Holiday Marketplace: November 21, 22, & 23

image of Santa at the SBBG Holiday Marketplace

Members First Look at the Annual Holiday Marketplace: Friday, November 21, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Members are invited to be the first to shop. Browse early and buy gifts from many talented, local artisans. Enjoy complimentary holiday treats and festive live music. Free to current members.
Join or renew your SBBG Membership today.

Come shop in this beautiful outdoor setting as the Garden’s Courtyard is transformed into a veritable Santa’s workshop!

Saturday and Sunday (November 22 & 23) 10:00am - 4:00pm

This popular weekend event brings together local artisans in an open-air market setting. The Garden's Holiday Marketplace is one-stop shopping for everyone on your holiday list.

Please join us for this festive weekend of fun for all ages!

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  • More than 35 wonderful artisans with one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items
  • New holiday items from The Garden Guild, along with their beloved traditional decorations
  • Nature-inspired creations using up-cycled and local materials
  • Local food purveyors with edible gifts for the foodies on your list
  • Special items in the Garden Growers Nursery and Garden Gift Shop including lovely native “dish gardens”
  • Photos with Santa in the Garden ~ perfect for holiday cards!
  • Gift wrapping for a small donation
  • Festive carolers and strolling musicians for holiday ambiance

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