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

The Garden will be closed to the general public on February 28, 2015 for the Santa Barbara Beer Garden Event

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 

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


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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
Dogs on leash!

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

Parking Is Free



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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



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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 Beer Garden: A Tasting Tour ~ February 28, 1-4:30PM

Santa Barbara Beer Garden logoSOLD OUT! Zach Rosen, our cicerone and brew pilot is back! Join us for a new drinking tour of the Garden featuring beers uniquely paired with our horticultural displays.

For this second annual mini-brew fest, expect new beers and new Garden locations to explore. 

Reservations Required.

Check out this year's brewers

  • Open to the public, ages 21 and over
  • Please carpool-parking is limited
  • The Garden will be closed to the general public all day for this event
  • Rain Date: Saturday, March 14
  • No refunds

View photos from last year's 'Botanic Beer Garden' event

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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

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

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