COVID-19 Garden Updates

Garden Updates: 


The Garden is open to guests every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Members can also visit during Members-Only hour 9 - 10 a.m. 

Santa Barbara County defers to the state order regarding COVID-19 guidelines. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face mask when indoors at the Garden. 


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 each of us 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. 

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

Stay up to date with the Garden by subscribing to the Garden Gazette e-newsletter and by following us on Facebook or Instagram.



  • For questions about your membership, please email [email protected].
  • For questions about classes and programs, please call (805) 682-4726, ext. 102 (classes), ext. 160 (tours) or ext. 161 (family, school, youth).
  • General questions about the Garden can be sent to [email protected].


Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to come and capture the natural beauty of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. If you are a photographer planning to visit for the purpose of taking photos, please contact Events or call (805) 682-4726 to request an Amateur or Professional Photography Permit. You may bring the appropriate one with you, or fill one out upon arrival.

For commercial photography and film location use, contact us by email at [email protected].

Click here to read our Photography Policy.