Group Discount

Group Discounts are currently unavailable. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] Please refer to COVID-19 Garden Updates for up to date information about Garden offerings.






General Information

Our Group Discount is available for groups of 8 or more and up to 60 people. To guarantee that your request will be seen by staff, please submit 3 business days in advance. You may also call 805-682-4726 ext. 160 day-of to see if we have availability. Dates are available on a first come, first serve basis. Spring is our busiest season and we may not be able to accommodate you if others groups have already reserved space. You are welcome to stay in the Garden as long as you like, and you are welcome to bring food and drink.


The group discount is $2 off of regular admission for each person.Payment is due when you arrive at the Garden. To save time, we ask that you pay for the entire group in a single payment.

Group Rates

$14.00 Adults
$10.00 Seniors (60+)
$8.00 College Students (with student I.D.)
$6.00 Children 3 – 17 years
FREE Children ages 2 & under







Because of the geography and shape of our parking lot, buses longer than 31 feet are not permitted. If you are coming by car, carpooling is strongly encouraged because of our limited parking.

Groups with Children

If there are children in the group, we ask that every 7 children is accompanied by 1 adult.

School Groups & Plant Lab

School groups are eligible for a greatly reduced group discount ($0.50 per student). School groups must be scheduled at least 3 business days in advance. A Plant Lab using microscopes to learn about plant adaptations and lead by a staff educator may be scheduled for groups of 30 students or less for an additional fee of $65. Scheduling based on staff availability. Please send inquiries to [email protected].

School Group Rates

$14.00 Adults
$10.00 Seniors (60+)
$8.00 College Students (with student I.D.)
$0.50 Children 3 – 17 years
FREE Children ages 2 & under

Garden Closure

If the Garden must close due to unsafe conditions, your visit will need to be rescheduled. The most common reason for closure is Red Flag Warnings which are called by fire officials of the County of Santa Barbara. A Red Flag Warning indicates prime fire conditions due to both high temperatures and high winds. We are required to close for Red Flag Warnings according to our Conditional Use Permit. Fire season is May through November, however this warning can go into effect at any time. Should this occur on a day when you have scheduled a visit to the Garden, we will call you to postpone your visit.


For more information, please contact the Education Department or call (805) 682-4726 ext 160. 

Group Discount Request


Group Details

Min 8, Max 60

Primary Contact

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Group Leader

Please provide a contact that will be with the group on the day of their tour (if different than the primary contact). It is necessary to include a cellphone number in case of last minute cancellations or emergencies.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Additional Information

Please provide any additional information that will help us prepare for your group.