2022 Backcountry Casitas Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM


Location: Virtual

Call for Entries

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is now accepting applications for its 2022 Backcountry Casitas program. Whether you’re an architect, contractor, design-build team, artist, hobbyist, or student, The Garden is looking for interested parties to help build nature playhouses that encourage the community – especially families – to get outdoors and play in the natural world.

In 2022, three designs will be selected and installed within a new section of The Garden opening in June. All selected partners will receive a $5,000 stipend to support their build. While all designs are accepted, The Garden strongly encourages designs built with natural materials and appropriate for our target audience (5- to 13-years old but appropriate for engagement with families and guests of all ages). 


Learn More

To be considered for Backcountry Casitas, designs need to be submitted no later than December 15 at 5 p.m. PST

Interested parties are advised to attend the pre-design Zoom meeting hosted by The Garden on Tuesday, November 16 at 4 p.m. Please contact [email protected] to RSVP for the call and receive a link. 

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