COVID-19 Garden Impacts

Garden Grounds Closure - CA Executive Order

As of Friday, March 20th, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is closed to visitors in accordance with California Executive Order N-33-20 which calls for Californians across the state to "stay home" for the preservation of public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please read this Message from our Executive Director.

This closure includes:

      • Garden grounds on both sides of Mission Canyon Rd.

      • Garden Shop and Garden Growers Nursery.

Cancellations/Postponements include:

      • All classes, tours, and in-person programs are postponed through April 29.

      • Santa Barbara Beer Garden has been cancelled.

      • Spring Plant Sale has been postponed.

If you have questions or concerns about a class or program you have registered for, please call (805) 682-4726, ext. 102 (classes), ext. 160 (tours) or ext. 161 (family, school, youth). For questions about your membership, please email [email protected].

General questions about the Garden can be sent to [email protected].

You can continue to stay up to date with the Garden by visiting or by following us on Facebook or Instagram.