Garden at Home

Sometimes an in-person visit to the Garden just isn't possible, but a virtual visit is always just a click away. Bloom where you're planted with virtual tours and webcams, ways to connect with the Garden community, and educational activities for future Gardeners. New content will be added as it becomes available, so check back often!

Founding Mothers: A HERstory of the Garden 

In honor of both the Garden’s birthday and Women’s History Month, Dr. Steve Windhager shares stories of the Garden’s “Founding Mothers” in collaboration with Casa Dorinda. Click here to be inspired by stories of Santa Barbara's influential female leaders who have grown the Garden to what it is today.

Escape to the Garden: 

Senior Free Day Playlist
Join us for a special curated playlist of Garden videos on each Senior Free Day to experience the Garden wherever you are thanks to sponsor Welch, Ryce, Haider Funeral Chapels

Watch and Listen to our Meadow Livestream
Experience the sights and sounds of the Garden in real time from home. 

Enjoy a Meditative Moment in the Garden
Take a moment to relax and refresh with calming videos of Garden scenes. 

Explore our Collections
Dive deeper into the Garden’s collections and features.

Peruse the Garden Photo Archive
Examine thousands of Garden and native plant images through our extensive photo archive.


Learn and Discover:

Take a virtual class
Try your hand at nature journaling, stretch out with some Garden yoga, and more.

Inspire our Future Gardeners
Explore science education tools and fun nature activities for the whole family.

Investigate the Garden’s roots
Delve into 90+ years of history at the Garden.

Blaksley Library
Learn about our extensive book collections, including rare books and botany journals.

Tending your Home Garden:

Gardening with Natives
Learn how to save water and build a habitat for important insects, birds, and other native wildlife at home, with beautiful California native plants.

Virtual Classes
Hone your skills, or learn how to get started with digital Garden classes.

Connect with your Garden community:

Receive the Garden Gazette e-newsletter
Sign up for our bimonthly Garden Gazette e-newsletter for regular updates on what’s happening at the Garden.

Join the Garden Book Club
Engage in lively conversations about conservation, gardening, and more inspired by our monthly book selection.

Join the conversation on social media!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the-minute Garden updates, videos and photos, and to meet fellow Garden fans.