COVID-19 Garden Updates

Garden Updates During California's Limited Stay Home Order: 


The Garden is open to guests every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m with COVID-19 related precautions. Members can also visit during Members-Only hour 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. 

No one will be admitted without a face mask or a face shield. Face coverings must be worn at all times on Garden grounds.

Please refer to this page and our social media on Facebook or Instagram for up-to-date status updates.

We’re all excited to be back in the Garden, and we all are responsible for ensuring a safe, enjoyable visit. Read about our current visitor guidelines, developed in accordance with current State and Local orders, as well as with the help of our Health and Wellness Partner, Cottage Health. 

No on-site classes, tours, events, or programs are available at this time. All indoor facilities remain closed to the public, except restrooms. 

Can’t visit us in person yet? Visit Garden at Home to explore the Garden from anywhere through virtual tours, livestreams, online classes, and more.


Facility Rentals:

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden cannot host ceremonies, events, or weddings greater than 35 people; including hosts and guests. Receptions and parties are not permitted. For more information on facility rentals, please visit our "Host an event" tab at



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