Natives in Your Garden

Your California Native Plant
Gardening Resource: 

From planning to planting and year-round maintenance, let the Garden help you with your California native plant gardening needs:

  • Easy Eight native plant list
  • Ask the Garden Experts
  • The native garden year-round calendar
  • Tips for planning, planting and maintaining your native plant garden

Native plant resources for your specific gardening needs:

Be sure to check this page regularly for updated information as we build this native plant gardening resource.

image of Nursery Manager Bruce Reed providing consultation to a customer at SBBG

SBBG 'Gardening with Natives' Blog

This new Garden blog will feature articles by Garden staff including the most recent articles by Horticulturist, Bruce Reed, appearing in the Santa Barbara News Press, with archives of past articles.

image of plants at the SBBG Garden Growers Nursery

Plant Availability
in the Garden Growers Nursery

The Garden Growers Nursery is a year-round, retail nursery located here at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Download the current SBBG Garden Growers Plant Availability List

Landscape for Life: 5-week course, October 14 - November 11

image of California quail amongst the wildflowers in the groundcover display in the Meadow at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ~ photo by Tricia Wardlaw

How to work with nature in your garden
Classes will meet on October 14, 21 & 28, November 4 & 11

Our newest certificate program was developed at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Five classes cover all aspects of sustainable landscape, including soil and water resources, plant choices, design and installation - using native plants in drought-tolerant, ecologically healthy home gardens.

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