Visitor Information: Reservations Now Required

Starting Monday, April 11:

To better manage our county-limited capacity and make certain we do not have to turn away guests onsite, non-member visitors to the Garden must make reservations in advance beginning on Monday, April 11. For Garden members, reservations are not required - we are setting aside spaces for you - but you are free to make a reservation if you want to be assured of a space on even our busiest days. Members do not need reservations for the daily Members’ Hour from 9 to 10 a.m. 

Click Here to Make a Reservation

Garden Hours

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10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Every day

Last admission is at 4:30 p.m. 

Members only 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Garden Nursery

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Every day

Members only hour 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Blaksley Library

By appointment. Please contact the Information Resource Steward


By appointment, please contact the Herbarium Curator







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Advance reservation is required to guarantee entry. Our maximum capacity is often reached on weekends. The best times to visit are weekdays and late afternoons. Please read our current guidelines to ensure a safe and pleasurable visit. 

Adult: $16
Seniors (60+): $12
Students with ID: $10
Youth (3-17): $8

Admission is free for the following: Members, Children ages 2 & under, Dogs (on leash)

Group Discounts are not available at this time except for youth groups and university classes.

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The Garden is located at 1212 Mission Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105. It is easily accessible by car, and parking is free. Electric Vehicle Charging Station is available in the parking lot. Get driving directions



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Learn about 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


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, and during some special events.

View our Garden Guide here. 

Visitor Information on the web:

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