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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden welcomes visitors seven days a week, rain or shine. The Garden is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and during some special events.

Garden Hours

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9 am to 6 pm ~ March – October
9 am to 5 pm ~ November – February

Garden Shop & Garden Growers Nursery
10 am to 5:30 pm ~ March – October
10 am to 4:30 pm ~ November – February

Blaksley Library
Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm by appointment, please contact the Library Collections Coordinator 

Herbarium
Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm by appointment, please contact the Herbarium Curator

Admission

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$10.00 Adults
$8.00 Seniors (60 + years)
$8.00 Children 13 – 17, college students and active military with ID
$6.00 Children 2 – 12 years

Admission is free for the following:
Children under 2
Active military personnel in uniform
Garden members with valid membership card

Group Rates
For parties of 10 or more, please contact the Registrar or call (805) 682-4726 ext. 102

Parking Is Free

 

Directions

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The Garden is easily accessible by car, and parking is free. Get driving directions
Download Garden Map

 

Plan Your Visit

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The Garden offers a variety of tours for visitors: Plan your visit
Download Garden Map

 

Accessibility

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Learn about museum access for visitors with disabilities.

 

Things to Know

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Please help us maintain the Garden’s beauty for all to enjoy. Review our rules and policies

SBBG Spring Plant Sale: Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, May 4

Our month-long California native plant sale ends May 4, with new shipments arriving weekly!

Learn More about the Garden's Spring Plant Sale

Download the SBBG Garden Growers Spring 2014 plant availability list

image of SBBG Spring Plant Sale  image of native iris available at the SBBG Spring Plant Sale  A variety of native Pacific Coast image of iris at the SBBG Spring Plant Sale  image of Matilija poppy, Romneya coulteri, blooming in the SBBG Meadow

The Garden's ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden:

image of Tea Ceremony at SBBG ~ photo by Don MatsumotoThe Teahouse is open every second Saturday of the month from Noon-2:00pm. Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden. Trained Teahouse volunteers will be available to share their skills and answer questions about the rich traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony. 

Visit the ShinKanAn website
For more information about private lessons, please contact Mrs. Sokyo Kasai

View images of the Tea House Garden on the SBBGPhotos website

Spring Membership Drive: April, 2014

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image of wine & cheese picnic backpackPurchase a new membership (or renew your current membership) before April 30 and automatically be entered to win 1 of 5 wine & cheese picnic backpacks along with two complimentary tickets to a Wine & Cheese Botanic Lecture at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Prize retail value $100 each. Winners will be selected and notified on May 12.

Purchase your membership online now
-or- call our Membership Department (805) 682-4726 ext. 110

Campaign Tours by Golf Cart—Reserve Your Spot Today!

image of SBBG's personal golf cart tourThe Garden's Seed the Future comprehensive campaign is raising much-needed funds to help the Garden protect and preserve California’s native plants. If you are interested in learning more about the Garden’s comprehensive campaign, we’d be happy to take you on a private golf cart tour.

  • Tours are offered for up to three guests at a time
  • 9:00am -or- 2:00pm, Tuesday through Friday, or by special appointment
  • Reserve your spot now: email the Registrar, or call (805) 682-4726 ext. 102

Subscribe to the SBBG gardENotes newsletter

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Receive the Garden’s biweekly e-newsletter to learn about the latest newsworthy information related to SBBG. Stay informed and up-to-date:

  • featured events and classes
  • Garden Shop specials

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