Channel Islands

From its inception, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has been invested in understanding, protecting, restoring, and advocating for conservation on the Channel Islands. Seen directly off our coast, San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and Anacapa are only four of the eight Channel Islands - often known as California's Galapagos. For more than a century, the plants of the Channel Islands have captured the interest and imagination of botanists and horticulturists from around the world.


Explore the Channel Islands with the Garden.

Read the history of Island Research at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden by Steve Junak.

View images from the Channel Islands on the SBBGPhotos website